Braces Or Invisalign; Let’s Have A Look

Rather than use brackets, wires and elastic bands to slowly straighten crooked and misaligned teeth, Invisalign uses a clear tray that fits snugly over the teeth. These trays, called aligners are changed every couple of weeks over the duration of the treatment. Each tray is slightly different; they are designed to put a slow, constant pressure on teeth. Now that there is an alternative to braces, how does Invisalign in Chicago stack up to conventional braces.

What about comfort? Braces employ brackets that are glued to the front of your teeth. These brackets can abrade the inside of your cheeks resulting in discomfort and even ulcers. Invisalign is smooth, there is nothing that can rub the inside of your mouth; there are no brackets to come loose and no annoying wires.

What about visual appearance? Hands down, Invisalign in Chicago win. Invisalign are perfectly clear, hence they are virtually invisible. The same cannot be said for unsightly braces.

What does a better job? Both braces and Invisalign move your teeth. When braces are used it is necessary to return to the orthodontist frequently and have the wires tightened, not so with Invisalign. The aligners that are produced are all designed by computer using specific data input from your dentist. The result is a digital image and from there the aligners move the teeth.

What about oral hygiene? Another win for Invisalign; when you wear traditional braces food will stick in and around the brackets and wires making it extremely difficult to properly clean your teeth. As Invisalign can be taken out easily, you can clean and floss your teeth as you normally would.

Invisalign in Chicago is genuinely the better approach to straightening and realigning your teeth. You can eat what you want; nobody will even know you are having orthodontic treatment and as the technology is now so widely used, the cost is little different than braces.

Invisalign in Chicago has changed the whole approach to straightening and realigning teeth. To determine if Invisalign is for you, you are invited to make an appointment with Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park. Visit them online at

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