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One Simple Question: Is Invisalign Worth It?

Invisalign teeth straightening technology offers many unique benefits and special features, including shorter treatment time and removability.

Many dental patients know that there are alternative treatment options available for teeth straightening. But many patients prefer the typical, familiar option over something that lies outside of their experience. That’s why many are tempted to turn to the standard straightening option: braces.

is invisalign worth itBut with the popularity of Invisalign technology spiking, many patients are interested in the possibilities offered by this this new option. So, let’s cut to the chase and answer the question that everyone’s wondering: is invisalign worth it?

Ultimately, the choice between braces and Invisalign teeth straightening options is yours to make and will largely be determined by your own preferences and needs. But because so many patients aren’t familiar with the specifics of non-brace straightening options, let’s take a closer look at Invisalign–including how it compares to braces, its unique features, and special benefits.

A Closer Look: What Differentiates Invisalign from Traditional Braces?

A simple comparison can often help you make the your first impression when you’re deciding between two options. So let’s take a quick look at the specs of both braces and Invisalign to see which will suit your particular needs and preferences best.

  1. Traditional Braces
    Depending on the needs of the patient, a traditional braces treatment will generally cost between $1,800-$6,500. Treatment will usually fall within the range of 24-36 months. Maintenance of braces is largely restricted to simple brushing and cleaning (three times a day). Patients with braces may experience gum and jaw soreness, as well some difficulty eating and possible tooth discoloration.
  2. Invisalign
    Invisalign treatment has numerous unique qualities and benefits. Invisalign is made from BPA-free clear plastic, meaning that patients’ natural smiles are visible, uninhibited by metal devices. The clear aligners are removable, which means they can be taken out to eat and brush your teeth. The cost is somewhat higher, generally ($3000-$6500); however, Invisalign has a reduced length of treatment. In most cases, treatment only takes between 9-18 months.

Every patient has specific needs and preferences, so, ultimately, only the patient can answer the question: “is Invisalign worth it?”. Every treatment has its pros and cons. That’s why Penn Dental Family Practice is committed to offering both Invisalign and traditional brace treatment options for our patients. If you have any questions about Invisalign or would like to schedule an examination to determine the best course of treatment for your teeth, contact Penn Dental Family Practice today!