Braces Vs. Invisalign: Which Is the Fastest Way to Straighten Your Teeth
Posted on 9/5/2022 by Evan
Whether it is for financial or cosmetic reasons, many individuals who are considering teeth alignment want to understand, "What is the fastest approach to straighten teeth, Invisalign or braces?
Both Invisalign and braces are good options for straightening your teeth. However, the complexity of your case will have the most impact on the pace and length of your orthodontic treatment. Sometimes the quickest orthodontic treatment is Invisalign. Sometimes the fastest option is braces alone or a mix of braces and Invisalign.
Mild to Moderate Cases
Invisalign is often the quickest way to straighten teeth in mild to moderate situations. You might need to wear rubber bands to correct some malocclusions (teeth misalignments), such as front-to-back biting problems. Rubber bands can be attached to your braces or Invisalign trays to help realign your jaw. With a front-to-back bite, you should wear rubber bands early so the correction can begin immediately.
Orthodontists frequently have to wait four to six months after treatment begins with regular braces before adding rubber bands. Due to the delay in rubber band therapy, Invisalign might occasionally hasten your alignment by a few months.
If a case is deemed complex or challenging, the quickest method for straightening your teeth will depend on your particular circumstances. For example, your orthodontist may recommend starting with upper braces if you have deep bites. The dentist will put lower braces in place in around 4-6 months. The required treatment delay for the lower braces extends your process by a few extra months.
Additionally, orthodontists can do several procedures with braces that they cannot with Invisalign. An orthodontist could first recommend conventional braces but subsequently switch to Invisalign.
Invisalign and braces both use comparable techniques, but they also each have their own advantages. Your unique alignment needs will determine the course of treatment.
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