Everyone, especially teenagers, want perfect aligned teeth but many are not naturally born with teeth that in perfectly alignment. In times past, when a child’s teeth were not straight they got braces, which are orthodontic appliances that are used to straighten your teeth. Then the braces were metal and while they wanted straight teeth, many hated the ugly metal braces. Today there is another option called invisalign. Before making the decision as to which to choose, there are things that need to be considered.
The one place where invisalign braces Gold Coast would win over traditional braces is in the aesthetics department. As mentioned, traditional braces are usually made of metal brackets that have a wire running through them but with invisalign braces, also referred to as invisible braces, are plastic, clear aligners making them virtually invisible.
Another big issue is the cost because either type of braces can be expensive. Because invisible aligners are a more recent advance form of braces they do cost a little more. In addition, when you have braces put on you have to visit an orthodontist instead of your regular dentist. Being a specialist in dentistry they are more expensive. The cost also increases because each session with the orthodontist they will have to put on a new set of plastic aligners, which will be tighter than the last set used. You will also have lab charges for the invisalign Gold Coast because the aligners are fabricated in a lab. With traditional braces you do not have all these extra expenses. Many times the regular dentist can put on the traditional braces and see the patient while they are wearing them and make any adjustments that are needed.
There are some people who do not qualify to wear the invisalign braces like those that have a skeletal deformity, have a deep bite, have severe crowding of their teeth with cross bite, overbite, etc. The reason is that if there are large or complicated tooth movements it cannot be done with the invisalign braces. The invisalign cannot apply any torque force on teeth so these types of braces can only be used on those who have mild misalignment of their teeth.
The maintenance of invisalign braces are a lot easier than when wearing traditional braces. Invisalign is clear and removable so you can remove them when you need to such as when brushing your teeth or eating but you do have to sleep with them on. If you have the traditional metal braces they are fixed and are not removable. It is harder with metal braces to maintain dental health because it is hard to brush your teeth. If you are unsure which set of braces to get talk to your dentist.