Invisalign® vs. Traditional Braces
- Posted on: Jul 18 2012
When it comes to orthodontic treatment, Invisalign® offers several advantages over traditional braces. Although traditional braces remain an effective option, many adults feel uncomfortable with their aesthetic experience, especially in social and professional settings. Invisalign® eliminates the need for brackets and wires, using a series of optically clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth instead. When the aligners are on, they are virtually unnoticeable at a glance.
The average Invisalign treatment period is 12 to 18 months, which is often shorter than the treatment period for traditional braces. The design of Invisalign® provides many other advantages over metal braces, including:
- Can be removed when you need to eat
- Easier dental hygiene
- Less discomfort
- No risk of soft tissue irritation from wires or brackets
During your initial consultation, our Philadelphia Invisalign® dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall can help you determine if Invisalign® is the best orthodontic option for you.
If you live in or around Philadelphia, Ardmore, or Main Line, Pennsylvania and would like to learn if Invisalign® is a good treatment option for you, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD today to schedule an initial consultation.
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