What Is the Difference Between Invisalign and Braces?

What Is the Difference Between Invisalign and Braces? Surprisingly, we see this question a lot. At the same time, the obvious answer is the almost invisibility of Invisalign and the undeniable look of traditional braces. However, it is a bit more complicated than just the appearance. While both are effective at straightening smiles, they function slightly differently.

What Invisalign Brings to the Table

Invisalign came into the world of orthodontics in 1999. Since then, innovative advancements have transformed Invisalign into one of the most effective orthodontic treatments available. Originally directed toward adults, Invisalign also offers Invisalign First (for children ages 6 to 10) and Invisalign Teen (for adolescents aged 10 to 19).

Invisalign trays work to gently shift your teeth into proper alignment. They are effective for minor and complex orthodontic correction, although may not be suitable for all cases.

Perhaps the most significant draw for Invisalign treatment is the near invisibility of the alignment trays. Secondly would be that they are removable, which means no dietary restrictions. Although the trays must be worn 20 to 22 hours per day, most people won’t even realize you are wearing them. This makes Invisalign a great option for people of all ages.

As a Diamond+ Invisalign Provider, Holt Orthodontics is in the top one percent of all Invisalign providers. Dr. Holt, Dr. Tyler, Dr. Annello, and the staff at Holt Orthodontics will be happy to discuss Invisalign options.

Traditional Braces Are Not the Same

If it’s been a while since you explored the possibility of braces, you need to know that they have been changing. Traditional braces are still available, but the metal brackets are smaller and self-litigating. Other options have also been added to the lineup.

Clear braces are less conspicuous than metal braces but perform in the same way. Brackets are affixed to your teeth, and archwires apply the force necessary to straighten your smile. The transparent ceramic brackets are highly durable and blend in with your teeth, making clear braces much less noticeable than traditional braces.

Braces have been in use for centuries and remain the most effective corrective orthodontic appliance. They can correct minor alignment problems and complex issues alike.

If Invisalign isn’t an option for you, talk to Holt Orthodontics about traditional braces or clear braces. Our staff will be happy to discuss options for helping you achieve a perfect smile. Beginning with the free initial consultation, Holt Orthodontics dedicates itself to customer satisfaction.

Let Holt Orthodontics Help You Decide

Whether you are undecided on braces or firm in your commitment to getting orthodontic treatment, Holt Orthodontics can help. The initial consultation is free (a $350 value) and includes x-rays, digital imaging, and a results simulation. You will see what your smile will look like after treatment before the treatment begins.

During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Holt, Dr. Tyler, and Dr. Annello will perform a complete oral examination and review your medical and dental history. They will discuss treatment options, including their recommendations for the best type of treatment for you.

Holt Orthodontics offers flexible payment plans and works with most insurance plans to make your braces affordable. The office accepts major credit cards and has payment plans that begin as low as $99.

Click the link at the top of the page to schedule your free consultation. Holt Orthodontics is COVID-19 compliant with a policy in place to keep patients and staff safe. You can also call the office at any of the three convenient locations:

Roseville: (916) 786-9282

Sacramento: (916) 481-6424

Folsom: (916) 983-5321

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