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Invisalign vs Traditional Braces: Which Is Best for Your Smile?

November 30, 2021
Posted By: The Dental Care Center
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Living with crooked teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious and embarrassed about the appearance of your smile. When you don't feel confident about smiling, people may find you hard to approach.

The good news is that it's never too late to straighten your teeth because modern orthodontics offers discreet and efficient options for busy adults. Here are the differences between invisible and traditional braces and how they can impact your smile.

Discover Invisalign in Van Nuys

Invisalign uses clear plastic, BPA-free aligners to move teeth instead of traditional brackets and wires. Aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear, and adults appreciate the fact that they're virtually invisible.

Invisalign can fix most problems like:

  • Overlapped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Open bites

Most Invisalign cases take around 12 to 18 months to complete and require fewer visits to your dentist during treatment since you can change your aligners at home.

Traditional Braces

If you have a complex bite issue, invisible braces may not be ideal. These are the cases where our dentists will recommend traditional braces. With today's braces, adults have the choice between clear or metal brackets.

Which Option Is Right for Me?

The best way to determine which type of braces are best for your smile is to visit The Dental Care Center, where we offer comprehensive orthodontics at our dentist office in Van Nuys, CA.

Our specialists can evaluate your situation and determine which type of treatment will best help you reach your goals. During your orthodontic evaluation, our dentist takes x-rays and photos of your teeth and performs a thorough assessment that allows them to create a treatment plan that is specific to your unique needs. 

If you're ready to learn more about what's possible for your smile, contact The Dental Care Center today at (818) 781-1533.


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