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Invisalign VS Traditional Braces

May 18, 2018

Smiling woman holding Invisalign trayStraight teeth look, feel, and function better, but for many patients, traditional bracket and wire braces are simply too time consuming, difficult to maintain, or noticeable to offer an effective treatment option. If you’ve been avoiding the straight, healthy smile you deserve because traditional braces aren’t a good treatment option for you, it may be time to consider Invisalign clear braces. This alignment tray orthodontic system allows patients to quickly transform their smiles without the hassles or time commitment that come along with traditional braces. Best of all, Invisalign alignment trays are completely clear. That means you’ll be getting straighter teeth, but all anyone will see is your beautiful smile.

How Bracket & Wire Braces Work

Traditional braces place pressure on teeth using brackets affixed to the fronts of your smile. Then, wires are connected to these brackets and adjusted to place pressure that shifts teeth into alignment. The entire treatment can take two or more years to complete, requires frequent orthodontic visits, and can be very painful. Additionally, you’ll need to make significant changes to your diet and oral hygiene routine throughout.

The Invisalign Go Process

Invisalign Go uses a series of clear alignment trays to achieve the same results. Each set of alignment trays represents the positioning of your teeth one step closer to the desired end result. You’ll wear the aligners for about two weeks. Then, simply exchange them for the next set in the series. The entire process is usually completed in about a year (sometimes less), and clear aligners mean you’ll look great throughout treatment. Best of all, removable alignment trays mean you can eat your favorite foods and brush and floss as usual.

Meet Dr. Kamali

Skilled Plano dentist, Bita Kamali, DDS, has completed training and has experience providing Invisalign orthodontic treatment for patients at Parkway Vista Dental. In order to ensure her patients receive the best Invisalign experience, Dr. Kamali has incorporated the Invisalign Go system. Just like traditional Invisalign, it uses a series of clear aligners to straighten teeth. What makes it different from treatment with Invisalign? First, the treatment is incorporated with our state-of-the-art iTero scanner to ensure accurate bite impressions and aligner design. Because the entire process is streamlined to offer the dentist constant contact and cooperation with a team of skilled Invisalign specialists, this ensures every step of the process works according to plan, delivering flawless, healthy smiles. If you’re ready to learn more about Invisalign Go or find out whether or not you’re a good candidate for treatment with this system, give our Plano dental office a call to schedule a consultation today.