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Traditional Metal Braces vs. Invisalign®

teen pointing wearing traditional braces vs invisalign

A straight smile isn’t just important for your selfies. It’s also important for your oral health. Straight teeth help you brush properly so you can remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria and have healthy teeth and gums. So if you have spacing, alignment, or bite issues, it’s important to have them addressed sooner rather than later. But what’s better: conventional metal braces or the less noticeable Invisalign® clear aligners? That depends!

The Conventional Route: Metal Braces

Younger patients and people with moderate to severe issues with crowding, gaps, and misalignment benefit most from metal braces. These braces are the ones you typically think of when you imagine orthodontia: metal bars, colored brackets if you want them, and rubber bands. They work by moving first the roots of teeth and then the crowns (the part of the tooth you see). Metal braces can correct even severe spacing and alignment problems. They can also correct problems with how your teeth line up, known as your bite. The materials we use in metal braces have come a long way, so they’re more comfortable than ever before. They’re also more customizable. Brackets can be brightly colored, tooth-colored, or even clear, so you can keep your style while straightening your smile.

The Modern Method: Invisalign

If you have mild to moderate spacing or alignment issues, you could be a great candidate for Invisalign, a clear orthodontic option that is fast and convenient. Invisalign offers wearers a number of benefits, including:

  • Clear aligners that are barely noticeable
  • Smooth plastic material that won’t irritate cheeks and gums
  • Removable trays so you can eat, drink, brush, and floss like normal
  • Shorter average treatment time compared to traditional braces – only about a year

Invisalign uses a series of straightening trays to gently move your teeth into more ideal positions. We work with you to design your goal smile and use that as a guide for your treatment. In the end, you’ll have a new smile you’ll love.

Which Is Right for You?

The only way for us to develop an orthodontic treatment plan for you is to have you come in for a consultation. Our team of dental professionals will meet with you, take a close look at your teeth and mouth, and talk with you about your smile goals and your lifestyle. That all informs our recommendation.

Ready to get started on the path to a new, straighter smile? Call Romeoville Dental Center to schedule an orthodontic consultation with our team.

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Selena Nunez
Selena Nunez
October 22, 2022.

Hands down the best dental office to receive your dental and cosmetic needs. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s also so nice knowing that they have 3 amazing doctors on staff who know their craft. No matter which provider you see, you just know you’re in great hands. My last visit was with Dr. Sheikh for Botox. She’s very thorough and has a keen eye for detail. I’m two weeks out from my Botox treatment and let me just say, my skin has never felt so smooth or looked as radiant as it does now. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Sheikh!

Victoria esposito
Victoria esposito
October 2, 2022.

Please look no further! This entire office has their act together. I’ve been seeing Dr Sheikh and she is so patient and gentle.She is also a perfectionist and listens to your concerns and delivers options. I’ve also seen Dr Nina and Dr Patel and certainly no complaints with either of them. I’ve had 3 crowns and numerous fillings and no problems with any of the work. Thanks for building my complete confidence!

Nancy Sauer
Nancy Sauer
September 29, 2022.

Today I had a great visit at Romeoville Dental! Anna and Jaime are wonderful, and so is Dr. Nina. The desk staff are very welcoming. It's always so enjoyable to come here.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez
September 28, 2022.

Excelente servicio

Neshelle Baker
Neshelle Baker
September 25, 2022.

I love Romeoville Dental Center! I’ve been here about 4 times and had a different hygienist and dentist each time. The entire team is amazing, every single person has always been caring, gentle and friendly. I highly recommend.

Gianna Munoz
Gianna Munoz
September 24, 2022.

By far the best dentist office I’ve been to. I love the patient care and the whole staff.

Phyllis Lanphear
Phyllis Lanphear
September 24, 2022.

The office staff and dentists are just awesome!! They take time to talk with you and make you feel so comfortable.