Invisalign Or Braces? Which Is Best For You?

Have you been considering Invisalign treatment for a straight and beautiful smile? Maybe you want to compare this clear orthodontics option to traditional braces before visiting our general dentists in Tigard at Total Health Dental?

If your teeth are crowded or crooked, it can affect your appearance, the way you smile, and even influence the way you behave around others in social situations. You may also experience jaw discomfort due to misaligned teeth, find it harder to chew foods, and face challenges brushing and flossing.

At Total Health Dental, we’ve helped many patients – people just like you! – discover a perfectly straight smile through Invisalign and band & bracket orthodontics – more commonly known as braces.

In this blog, we’ll tell you about the two most popular and effective treatments, and we’ll cover the benefits of each. So let’s get started.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

With Invisalign, you wear custom-fabricated clear aligners for 20-22 hours per day. Many people prefer this treatment because it provides…

  • A clear transformation. You can go about your day without anyone knowing you are straightening your teeth. Keep doing all the activities you enjoy and eat and drink with ease.
  • Easy oral hygiene. Simply remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth.
  • Smile in comfort. Aligners are created to line up with your gumline, so they won’t irritate or cut your gums.
  • Fast results. If you follow your dentist’s instructions, your treatment can be completed in as little as a year.
Band & Bracket Orthodontics

If Invisalign isn’t for you, traditional braces might be. This treatment uses bands, wires, and brackets to gradually move your teeth to where they need to be. Some of the benefits are…

  • Effective treatment of overcrowding. Your general dentists in Tigard have complete control of the shifts that happen in your smile.
  • Colorful options. Many kids of all ages are thrilled to put fun-colored rubber bands on their braces.
  • No self-control needed. Since braces are fixed to the teeth, you can’t remove them and forget about them, or misplace them.
Which Choice Is Right For You?

We have the experience and know-how to determine if Invisalign or band & bracket orthodontics will give you the desired results for your smile. You can be sure we will answer your questions honestly and take all aspects of your oral health into consideration before making a treatment recommendation.

Call now and receive a no-obligation evaluation! We look forward to hearing from you … and helping you find your best smile!

Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Rod Johnson, Dr. Joel Fast, and Dr. Rima Shaer, general family dentists serving Tigard, Durham, Bull Mountain, King City, and area