Is Invisalign Better Than Braces for Adults?

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Adults with crooked or chipped teeth, overbites, underbites, gaps and discoloration have more dental choices today than ever before. One of the most common dilemmas for adults with orthodontic issues is whether to choose Invisalign® or metal braces. However, with both options requiring a major time commitment, should you opt for clear aligners or traditional metal braces?

Invisalign vs. Braces – Which Is the Best Option for Adults?

At Shining Smiles Family Dentistry, we recommend Invisalign clear aligners for adults requesting a proven, cost-effective, comfortable orthodontic treatment. However, before making a decision, it’s best to assess the benefits of both options.

The Advantages of Invisalign for Adults

  • Appearance – Invisalign is virtually invisible from a distance, and inconspicuous up close. Most adults prefer the subtle appearance over more obvious metal braces.
  • Comfort – Clear aligners are comfortable to wear and don’t cause cuts inside the mouth. The only discomfort comes from the teeth gradually moving into their new positions.
  • Ease of eating – Patients can remove their clear aligners temporarily during meals. This benefit is also one of the pros of Invisalign for kids.
  • Brushing and flossing – Unlike fixed braces, you can simply remove the aligners for your oral hygiene routine.
  • Convenience – Visits to your dentist’s office are infrequent, and only required to confirm that your teeth are responding as planned.
  • Durability – Clear aligners are firm and unlikely to break during sports or while chewing food.

The Advantages of Braces for Adults

  • Suitable for complex treatments – Invisalign may not be appropriate for complex orthodontic corrections. In these circumstances, fixed braces are a better option.
  • Less discipline required – Invisalign requires discipline as the clear aligners are removable, whereas a patient cannot remove fixed braces.
  • Adaptable for all dental needs – Fixed braces are a versatile treatment option that works for minor and severe issues, including overbites, underbites and gaps.

Why Adults Are Choosing Invisalign Over Fixed Braces

While both options will improve your smile’s appearance and your mouth’s overall health, Invisalign is widely considered to be a better choice than braces. A study published in BioMed Central found that when compared with fixed braces, Invisalign patients have super periodontal health and improved satisfaction during orthodontic treatment.

Among the cosmetic dentistry procedures we provide – such as dental crowns and bridges, teeth whitening and veneers – the Invisalign process is widely requested by both adults and children.

Expert Invisalign Clear Aligners for Adults in Marietta and Beyond

Shining Smiles Family Dentistry is the go-to dental practice in Marietta for Invisalign clear aligner solutions. If you want to fix crooked teeth and achieve your ideal smile, contact us for a consultation. To learn more, call (770) 420-8550 or request an appointment today.

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