Is Invisalign Better Than Traditional Metal Braces?

Is Invisalign a better treatment option than traditional metal braces? Now that’s a loaded question!

If you’re in the Alpharetta area and you’ve been considering Invisalign or any form of teeth correction, this is an important article for you to read. You’re going to learn what Invisalign is, how it works, and whether or not it is the “best” treatment option for you.


What is Invisalign? A quick recap…

invisalign-squareBefore we get into the details, it’s a good idea to give a brief overview of Invisalign.

The Invisalign system was developed in 1997. By 1999 it had been approved by the FDA and was on the market in the United States.

Fast forward a few years and Invisalign is the most popular clear aligners alternative on the market today, with millions of patients having received treatment.


So how does it work? What is the average treatment time?

The Invisalign system is unique in that it uses a series of aligners to gradually straighten your teeth over time. Typically, you’ll wear a series of aligners for two weeks before moving on to a new set of aligners.

If you choose Invisalign treatment from Dr. Silverman he will want to see you every 6 weeks to ensure treatment is going as planned, and that you are still on course for a successful outcome.

The entire process typically takes anywhere from 12-18 months, but can be slightly shorter or longer depending on the severity of your malocclusion (overbite, underbite, crossbite, etc.).

The end result is that you will have much straighter teeth without ever having to wear traditional metal braces. Given that metal braces has a certain social stigma amongst adults, Invisalign is a treatment that is usually tailored toward adults or older teenagers.


What are the advantages of Invisalign?

square-smileWhen it comes to straightening your teeth, Invisalign has several advantages over traditional braces, and they include:

A nearly invisible solution for straightening your teeth. Most people won’t even realize you are wearing them.

Invisalign aligners are removable. You can take them out to eat and you can also remove them for a few hours if you have a big event, such as a wedding or class reunion.

You get new aligners every two weeks. You’ll work with Dr. Silverman throughout the entire process to ensure your aligners fit correctly and that your treatment is progressing in the right direction.

To read more about Invisalign, including how to schedule your meeting with Dr. Silverman to discuss Invisalign treatment in more detail, visit our dedicated Invisalign page here


Does this mean Invisalign is better than traditional braces?

Traditional braces from an orthodontist are a great way to straighten teeth; there is no doubt about that.

Invisalign isn’t necessarily a “more effective” treatment than braces, but for many adults who want to straighten their teeth without metal braces, Invisalign does seem to be the better alternative.

It really comes down to what your goals are, and more importantly, what type of treatment you are looking to avoid.

At Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Alpharetta, we have adult patients all of the time tell us how grateful they are for Invisalign treatment, as they can get straight teeth like they’ve always wanted without the metal mouth!


Are you an adult or teen looking for nearly invisible braces?

If you’re tired of crooked, crowded teeth and you want the results that braces can provide without the look of traditional metal braces, Invisalign may be the perfect treatment for you. To schedule your Invisalign appointment with Dr. Silverman give our office a call today or contact us right here on our website.

You don’t have to go another day, week, month, or year with crooked teeth. Call us today to schedule your Invisalign appointment.