The Pros and Cons of Teeth Straightening

Woman's smile with clear dental braces on teeth

 

There are a few different options for people looking to get their teeth straightened and it can be hard to decide between them. In the past, the choice was fairly easy; if you wanted to get your teeth straightened, you had to get braces. Nowadays, though, many people are opting for Invisalign. But is that the best course of action for you? Don’t be anxious – we can help.

Here at Ipswich Family Dental, we’re experts in both braces and Invisalign, so we can give you all the information and help you to make a qualified decision. Here are a few of the pros and cons of each method to help you make up your mind.

 

The Pros and Cons of Invisalign

Invisalign technology has become increasingly popular over the last few years. They’re practically invisible (if you’ve cleaned them properly), which is a real plus for people who don’t want to draw attention to their teeth.

However, the cosmetic benefits of Invisalign do come with some practical drawbacks. At meal times, and whenever you’re drinking anything other than water, you’ve got to take them out. Then, to stop them becoming dirty, you’re advised to brush your teeth before you put them back in. Moreover, because they’re almost invisible and often outside of your mouth, it can become easy to misplace them if you’re not careful!

 

The Pros and Cons of Braces

Traditional teeth braces are a great way to treat teeth crowding, overbites, underbites, spacing and gaps. What’s more, they’re not just for teenagers; adult braces are also available and increasingly common.

Some factors of braces can be considered either a pro or a con, depending on how you look at them. For example, they can’t be taken off throughout treatment, which bothers some people. However, because dental braces are always attached, you can’t lose or damage them in quite the same way as Invisalign.

 

The Ultimate Benefit of Both Methods

No matter which method you choose, you’ll end up with straight and aligned teeth. Not only are straight teeth easier to clean, meaning that they’re less prone to decay and gum disease, but you’ll finally have that picture-perfect smile.

 

Contact Ipswich Family Dental Today

At Ipswich Family Dental, we provide comprehensive and complete dental treatment for all members of the family. We see customers in a relaxed, friendly and professional environment, and are constantly improving our skills with ongoing education and improved technology. Book an appointment online, or call on (07) 3281 1781.