One Simple Question: Are Invisible Braces Worth It?

Friday, February 24, 2017
One Simple Question: Are Invisible Braces Worth It?

Invisible braces 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 feel the temptation to turn to the standard straightening option: braces.

is invisalign worth itBut with the popularity of invisible braces 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: are invisible braces worth it?

Ultimately, the choice between braces and invisible braces teeth straightening options is yours to make, 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 invisible braces–including how it compares to braces, its unique features, and special benefits.

A Closer Look: What Differentiates Invisible Braces from Traditional Braces?

A simple comparison can often help you make the your first impression when you’re deciding between two options. Take a look at the details of both braces and invisible braces treatments below 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. The fixed nature of braces restricts their maintenance 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. Invisible Braces
    Invisible braces treatment has numerous unique qualities and benefits. The aligners are made from BPA-free clear plastic, meaning that patients’ natural smiles are visible, uninhibited by metal devices. These clear aligners are removable, which means you can take them out to eat and brush your teeth. The cost is somewhat higher, generally ($3000-$6500); however, invisible braces have a reduced length of treatment. In most cases, treatment only takes between 9-18 months.

Are Invisible Braces Worth It For You?

Every patient has specific needs and preferences, so, ultimately, only the patient can answer the question: “are invisible braces worth it?”. Every treatment has its pros and cons. That’s why, at Penn Dental Family Practice, we are committed to offering both invisible braces and traditional braces treatment options for our patients. If you have any questions about invisible braces or would like to schedule an examination to determine the best course of treatment for your teeth, contact Penn Dental Family Practice today at 215-898-7337.