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Invisalign® Clear Aligners vs. Traditional Braces, Which One Is Right For You?

At Westgrove Dental Care in Garden Grove, CA, we offer Invisalign® Clear Aligners to straighten crooked teeth or correct the bite. Invisalign® is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. It is considered better than traditional braces in several ways:

  1. Aesthetics: Clear aligners are clear and nearly invisible, making them a more aesthetically pleasing option than traditional metal braces. Many people feel self-conscious about the appearance of traditional braces, and Invisalign can be a good option for those who want to straighten their teeth without drawing attention to their orthodontic treatment.

  2. Comfort: Clear aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable material that is less likely to cause irritation to the mouth and gums than traditional braces. There are no brackets or wires to adjust, and the aligners are custom-made to fit the patient's teeth, so they are less likely to cause discomfort or soreness.

  3. Convenience: Clear aligners are removable, which makes it easier for patients to eat, brush, and floss their teeth. With traditional braces, patients must avoid certain foods that can damage the braces, and cleaning around the braces can be difficult. Invisalign aligners allow patients to maintain their normal eating and hygiene routines without interference.

  4. Treatment duration: Invisalign® treatment typically takes less time than traditional braces. While the length of treatment depends on the complexity of the case, many patients can achieve their desired results in 12-18 months with clear aligners compared to 18-24 months with traditional braces.

Overall, Invisalign® offers a more convenient, comfortable, and discreet option for orthodontic treatment than traditional braces. However, it is important to note that not all orthodontic cases can be treated with clear aligners, and traditional braces may still be the best option for some patients. It is important to consult with your dentist to determine which treatment option is best for each individual case.

Come by Westgrove Dental Care in Garden Grove, CA, and see if Invisalign® is right for you!

A Westgrove Dental Care patient trying on Invisalign Clear Aligners trays, given by Dr. Brandon and Dr. Iris Skenandore.

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