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Why choose Invisalign® versus traditional braces?

Braces aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. We are seeing more adults wanting to correct their teeth as they get older, but they don’t want the traditional metal braces. And that’s perfectly OK because with Invisalign, the metal is gone and you have clear braces and removable aligners. And, Invisalign CAN be used by teenagers as well!

An appealing benefit of Invisalign is the fact that it gradually moves your teeth into alignment through a series of custom-made, removable aligners (essentially, clear braces that are plastic containers). With Invisalign removable aligners, you can remove the clear braces for photos, to eat, for special events and to brush and floss easily. Invisalign also allows you to eat what you want, whereas traditional braces require being careful about eating chewy, sticky or very hard foods.

If Invisalign is so great, why doesn’t everybody choose it?

Invisalign isn’t an option for all orthodontic patients. It is a viable option for those with modest misalignment and no overbite. Treatment with Invisalign is not as predictable as traditional braces in cases where teeth are severely crowded or misaligned or where there’s a significant overbite. During your free consultation with a First Choice orthodontist, it will be determined if Invisalign is a good choice for you in achieving your desired results, or if there are better options for your dental wellness.

First Choice Dental orthodontist, Dr. Sarah Santos, is a premier provider for Invisalign. She is among only a handful of orthodontists in the state that are premier providers, and is among the top 5% of Invisalign providers in all of Wisconsin.

The Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces

  • Invisalign is removable for good dental hygiene. Brush and floss normally to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Remove aligners to eat, for photos or special events. As long as you wear your aligners the recommended amount of time each day, you can still see results with infrequent removal.
  • Your gum health may improve with Invisalign. Research has shown that periodontal tissue health may improve with the use of aligners during orthodontic treatment.
  • Eat what you want! Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable so you don’t have to worry about what you eat.

    What should I look for in an Invisalign provider?

    Choose a licensed, experienced orthodontist, as opposed to a general dentist who also does Invisalign, if you want to be assured that your provider has orthodontic expertise. While some general dentists do provide Invisalign, only a trained and licensed orthodontist can ensure you’ll achieve the straight, healthy smile you’re looking for with Invisalign or another type of braces.

    Schedule Your Free Orthodontic Consultation

    At First Choice Dental, all of our orthodontic consultations are FREE! Whether you’re looking for more information on Invisalign, or any other type of braces, a consultation is an excellent opportunity to meet your orthodontist and receive a free full exam, including X-rays, before you make any decisions.

    Schedule your free Invisalign consultation.

    You can also contact our orthodontics team by phone at 608-848-0820.