Straightening Teeth Choices: Braces or Invisalign?


Published on 24 April 2017, By Dr Asha.


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(“invisible braces”)

Fixed Braces

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How does it work? Invisalign is a series of clear removable aligners that progressively straighten your teeth Fixed braces use brackets and archwires to gradually straighten your teeth.
Nearly invisible. Yes Most fixed braces are noticeable. Ceramic braces can be more discrete
Are they removable during treatment? Yes

It is crucial to wear the removable aligners according to instructions. This is key to the success of treatment.

The braces are fixed to your teeth. You cannot remove it.
Would it irritate my cheeks or lips? No The archwires and brackets may cause irritation.
Allows you to brush and floss normally during treatment. Yes Fixed metal braces make it more difficult to floss.
Can I see what my teeth will look like after treatment? Yes

A computer simulation of your treatment will be shown to you

Although your dentist has a clear treatment plan, you will not be able to see what your teeth may look like during and after treatment.
Do rubber-bands or other accessories need to be used? Yes, depending on treatment requirements Yes, depending on treatment requirements
Are visits to the dentist still needed during treatment? Yes

Visits may be a little less frequent but still necessary to monitor treatment


Regular visits are needed to adjust the braces and monitor treatment.

Can it be used for all kinds of problems? Not all problems can be treated efficiently with Invisalign.

Consult our dentist to find out if you are suitable for Invisalign.

Fixed braces can treat a wide range of problems efficiently.
How much does it cost? Please refer to our  range of fees.


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