Invisalign Treatment at Berwick Orthodontic Specialists

A Patient’s Guide to Choosing Between Invisalign and Braces

Choosing between Braces and Invisalign can sometimes present a challenging decision for anyone who is looking at going through orthodontic treatment. Conducting thorough research, seeking guidance from your specialist orthodontist, and making an informed choice are crucial steps. The suitability of each treatment depends on individual orthodontic issues, underscoring the importance of expert advice.

Advantages of Invisalign:

The overall aesthetics:

  • Invisalign’s virtually invisible aligners offer a discreet solution, particularly appealing to adult patients who prefer a subtle treatment approach.

Convenience when eating:

  • Invisalign allows for easy removal of the appliance during meals, eliminating dietary restrictions often associated with braces.

Easier to maintain your oral hygiene:

  • Removable aligners facilitate regular brushing and flossing, maintaining oral hygiene without the hindrance of brackets and wires.

Greater overall comfort

  • While discomfort may occur during teeth movement,Invisalign typically causes fewer mouth and gum issues compared to traditional braces.

Considerations of Invisalign:

Routine is required:

  • The freedom to remove aligners can lead to treatment compliance issues if patients fail to wear them as prescribed, which can impact the overall results and duration of your treatment.Ā 

Invisalign attachments:

  • Attachments are small, tooth-coloured bumps and ridges that are bonded onto your teeth. Some people’s treatment cases require attachments for aligner retention, potentially compromising the desired invisibility.

Advantages of Braces:

A diverse range of options:

  • Beyond traditional metal braces, alternatives like lingual and ceramic braces offer aesthetic appeal without sacrificing efficiency.

Disadvantages of Braces:

Aesthetic concerns: 

  • The obvious appearance of some types of braces may cause self-consciousness in social contexts.

Oral hygiene can be a challenge: 

  • Cleaning around braces demands meticulousness to prevent plaque buildup, staining, and decay.

Dietary restrictions: 

  • Hard and sticky foods pose a risk of damaging braces, potentially prolonging treatment duration.

Making an informed decision involves weighing the significance of each factor and seeking comprehensive guidance. At Berwick Orthodontics, our specialist orthodontist Dr. Theresia Sudjalim and her team offer personalised consultations to address your treatment needs effectively. Initiate your journey to a straighter smile by booking a consultation today.