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Is Invisalign better than braces?

Nowadays, there are so many dental treatments on the market. The humble train track braces, who once dominated the teeth-straightening market, have come face-to-face with a strong competitor: Invisalign. Is Invisalign better than braces? This is a loaded question, and it’s one that deserves our time. If you’re unfamiliar with Invisalign, let’s break it down: they’re plastic trays custom-made for your teeth. They’re invisible, they’re removable, and they’re certainly a more flexible teeth-straightening solution than braces ever will be.

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If your teeth could use some straightening, you may find yourself at a crossroads. Between two roads diverged in a wood, do you take a stride down Braces Boulevard (the one ‘having perhaps the better claim’) or a leap of faith down Invisalign Avenue (‘the one less travelled by’)? Here at Dentists of Ivanhoe, we’re all for taking chances on innovative solutions. Although Invisalign is the road ‘less travelled by’, it is gaining enough momentum to eclipse braces on the market. Here’s why our vote rests with Invisalign.

They look better

If you had braces as a child or teen, chances are you received a few comments at best (and some not-so-playful teasing at worst). Great and straight as your teeth will look post-braces, you’ll still have train tracks affixed to your teeth usually for anywhere between one to three years. As the name suggests, Invisalign is virtually invisible⁠—so you can straighten your teeth on the sly. One of the major benefits of Invisalign is that it does not attract attention to the straightening process.

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They’re removable

Braces are temporary, but they’re irremovable for the duration of their stay. If you’ve ever had braces, you’ll know the struggle of trying to manoeuvre dental floss or your toothbrush around those finicky fixtures. With braces, even eating can be difficult. Invest in some clear aligners in Ivanhoe, however, and you’ve got a teeth-straightening solution that you can remove when required. At last, you can straighten your teeth whilst maintaining a decent dental hygiene routine.

They’re faster

So, they look better and you can remove them when required. So far, we’re sold on the Invisalign treatment available in Ivanhoe. But, what? There’s more? That’s right! Whilst braces can take between one to three years to work their magic, Invisalign can do it in less time knocking off a few months off your treatment. Of course, this is case dependent, and more complex cases may require more time. However, as a general rule of thumb, Invisalign will get the job done sooner. We think they win this round, too.

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They’re less of a pain (literally)

This may sound like a retread of point no. 2, but this point pertains to physical pain. For the most part, Invisalign is mostly painless. Compare this to braces, which aren’t renowned for their comfort factor. Of course, we can’t ever claim that any treatment is pain-free, because everyone has a different experience. In general, though, Invisalign shouldn’t hurt too much, if at all.

Are you sold yet?

If we’ve talked you into joining Team Invisalign, you may be wondering about the next steps⁠—or if there is Invisalign available near Ivanhoe. The answer to the latter enquiry is yes! Invisalign costs around Ivanhoe will vary depending on the treatment required. For simple treatment plans, you’re looking at as little as $3,000. At a maximum, clear aligners around Ivanhoe could set you back anywhere between $6,000 and $7,500. Either way, it pays to start saving!

Whether you need a dentist near Heidelberg or in Ivanhoe proper, there are clinics that can deliver the goods—and we hope that Dentists of Ivanhoe sits atop your list. Come on down and see what we can do for you and your crooked smile. After all, Invisalign is better than braces.