Is Invisalign Cheaper Than Braces?
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Invisalign Vs Traditional Braces: Appearance
If you are looking for a seamless appearance, invisalign is the clear winner. They are custom made coverings, designed as per the anatomy of your teeth. They are made of clear plastic material, and are not very visible until you look closely. Hence, most people won’t be able to tell you are wearing them at all.
That being said, traditional braces comprise of metal brackets that fit on top of your teeth and are clearly visible for anyone to see. While they have a distinctive appearance, there are other discreet options for people who are not looking to draw so much attention. One of them is clear braces that are designed to match the color of your teeth. Additionally, lingual braces have become a popular option in adults because the brackets are positioned on the back of your teeth instead on the front.
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Invisalign Vs Traditional Braces: Cost
The cost of both orthodontic treatments may vary depending on the severity and treatment time. However, invisalign is more expensive than traditional braces because of the sophistication of treatment. Not only do they use a 3D technology to get a dental print but also are custom made on your teeth shape. While traditional braces use a standard way regardless of the situation.
Metal braces costs start from around $1500-$5000 while the starting cost for clear aligners is $3000-$5000. Please note that these numbers are tentative and it is your orthodontist who can determine the final cost for you.
Invisalign Vs Traditional Braces: Treatment Time
Invisalign is a more advanced version of braces, but the treatment time for it is more because patients tend to remove them from time to time. While the time for traditional braces is less simply because they are worn at all times until removed for the final reveal.
Invisalign can save you time otherwise that it does not require you to visit your dentist often due to their user-friendly nature. Traditional braces demand more of your time in maintenance and upkeep.