Braces and Invisalign are both used to straighten a person’s teeth while at the same time improving their oral health and their smile. Traditional metal braces have been around for a long time and have a well-established track record for successful treatment. Invisalign, on the other hand, is one of the newer braces options for adults having first been introduced in 1999, so exact success rates are difficult to compare. It is, however, a very popular treatment which is constantly evolving in order to treat a broader age range and correct more orthodontic problems.
Traditional braces consist of metal brackets attached to the outside of the teeth connected with wires and small rubber bands. Modern day versions are sleeker and more streamlined and can have brackets discreetly matched to your tooth enamel; or why not make a fashion statement with your mouth by means of coloured brackets? Invisalign, often referred to as “invisible braces for adults” consists of clear plastic aligners which are barely visible to others, making it a very discreet option. Dentists use special Invisalign software, X-rays, and 3D computer images to fully customise them to each individual’s teeth.