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The Battle of Aesthetics: Invisalign vs. Metal Braces

At Wood End Dentistry in Reading, MA, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve your dream smile. One of the key decisions you might face during your orthodontic journey is choosing between Invisalign® clear aligners and traditional metal braces. Each option comes with its own set of advantages and considerations, impacting both aesthetics and effectiveness. Let’s delve into “The Battle of Aesthetics: Invisalign vs. Metal Braces” to help you make an informed choice that aligns with your preferences and goals.

The Invisible Revolution: Invisalign® Treatment

Invisalign® treatment has revolutionized orthodontics by offering a discreet and comfortable way to achieve a straighter smile. Our practice proudly provides Invisalign® treatment in Reading, Massachusetts, catering to patients like you who seek a virtually invisible solution for their orthodontic needs.

Aesthetics: Invisalign’s Hidden Advantage

One of the standout features of Invisalign® is its virtually invisible appearance. Clear aligners are crafted from SmartTrack® material, offering a comfortable and snug fit. This means you can confidently go about your daily activities without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment.

Flexibility and Convenience

Invisalign® aligners are removable, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions. Simply remove the aligners while eating, brush and floss as usual, and pop them back in when you’re done. The aligners fit seamlessly into your lifestyle, making them an attractive choice for those seeking convenience.

The Invisalign® Treatment Process

Embarking on your Invisalign® journey involves several steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: Doctor Jang evaluates your orthodontic needs and determines if Invisalign® is the ideal option for you.
  2. Customized Treatment Plan: Advanced digital scanning creates a personalized treatment plan, including the projected movement of your teeth and the duration of treatment.  Please note that the duration will vary from patient to patient and Dr. Jang will go over everything with you!
  3. Custom Aligners: Invisalign®’s SmartTrack® material is used to create custom aligners that gently guide your teeth into their desired positions.  You will receive your Invisalign braces as soon as they are produced and shipped out.
  4. Steady Progress: Transition to a new set of aligners approximately every week. Regular checkups ensure your progress is on track.
  5. Sustaining Your Smile: After completing treatment, we recommend Vivera® retainers to maintain your beautiful new smile.

Metal Braces: A Time-Tested Approach is Another Option

While Invisalign® shines in discreet aesthetics, metal braces have long been a trusted choice for orthodontic treatment.

Durability and Control

Metal braces offer excellent control over tooth movement, making them effective for various orthodontic issues. They’re a reliable choice for achieving precise results.

Customization and Fun

Metal braces provide an opportunity for self-expression with colored bands. Many patients, especially younger ones, enjoy customizing their braces with colors that reflect their personalities.

Braces for Adults: Embracing Change

Orthodontic treatment isn’t limited to children and teenagers. Braces for adults have become increasingly popular, offering a chance to enhance your smile at any age. With modern advancements, adult braces are more discreet and comfortable than ever before.

The Treatment Process

Getting Metal braces Involves:

  1. Bracket Placement: Metal brackets are affixed to your teeth, connected by archwires that guide tooth movement.
  2. Regular Adjustments: Periodic adjustments are necessary to ensure proper alignment and progress.
  3. Effective Results: Over time, metal braces gradually move your teeth into their desired positions, delivering effective outcomes.
  4. Removal of Metal Braces: When your teeth are done being straightened you will have them properly removed off your teeth by the orthodontist.

Making Your Choice

In the battle of aesthetics, both Invisalign® and metal braces have their strengths. Consider your preferences, lifestyle, and orthodontic needs when making your decision. At Wood End Dentistry, we’re here to guide you towards the option that aligns with your goals. For a personalized consultation and to explore your orthodontic choices, contact us at (781) 230-6950 or visit us at 46 Woburn St, Reading, MA 01867. Our team looks forward to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.  Join our base of happy Eastern MA clients who come from all over including Woburn, Cambridge, and Andover areas!

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