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Traditional metal braces are made from high-grade stainless steel. Rubber bands attach to the wires. Modern metal braces are more comfortable to wear and are smaller than metal braces that were used in the past. Also, modern metal braces use body heat-activated archwires that straighten the teeth more quickly and with less pain.
Metal braces are the least expensive option. They may be the best option for individuals on a tight budget. Some dental insurance policies may even help cover the cost.
Because the O-rings come in many colors, they can be a fun option for children and teenagers who would like to express their personality.
Traditional metal braces are the most noticeable type of braces. They can make a person feel self-conscious when they wear them. Also, they can cause some pain and be difficult to get used to.
Invisalign uses plastic aligners that are clear to straighten a person’s teeth. These aligners are fitted to the individual's mouth. They are replaced every couple of weeks until they align the teeth in the right position.
Since there are no metal brackets or wires, Invisalign is a more comfortable option. The aligners are similar to a retainer and do not have any sharp edges, which means less irritation in the mouth.
A person does not need to feel overly self-conscious when wearing Invisalign aligners. Most people will not even notice that they are wearing them. And since they can be removed, the individual has the option to take them out on occasions when they do not want to draw attention to themselves, perhaps during a business meeting.
Invisalign is now available on a wide scale since it has become a popular choice among teenagers and adults. They are also convenient because they do not require much maintenance. A person simply needs to take out the aligners and can freshen them up by simply brushing them with a toothbrush that has been dipped in a small amount of water and bleach. This will get rid of any stains.
Invisalign aligners are more expensive than traditional metal braces. And they are usually not covered by dental insurance. They need to be worn at least 22 hours each day in order for a person to get the best results. There can also be some discomfort in the mouth when a person gets a new set of aligners. They will feel pressure as their teeth are adjusting.
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