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Is Invisalign More Expensive Than Braces?


The cost of your orthodontic treatment is determined by your orthodontist. It is critical to understand that other factors can influence the pricing as well. This will raise the cost if your teeth need additional care and maintenance. It will take longer for your teeth to move into the proper place if you have an overbite. The cost is also influenced by your dental insurance plan and the typical cost of orthodontics in your city.

The orthodontic treatment you choose should not, however, just depend on cost. Traditional braces and Invisalign therapy are quite different from one another.

Invisalign is more expensive than braces

Invisalign prices vary from $3500 to $9000. Braces typically cost between $2500 and $6000. But because of its numerous benefits, Invisalign is a favored choice. Most of these expenses are often covered in part by dental insurance, although the exact amount varies by the insurance provider.

What is Invisalign

Your teeth may be straightened using the almost invisible, removable transparent aligners used in the Invisalign procedure. They are inconspicuous and easy to use. The aligners are used to arrange the teeth and are totally transparent.

How Do Traditional Braces Work?

Traditional braces consist of tiny brackets attached to your teeth, a wire connecting them, and bands holding to the brackets. By exerting pressure, these braces force the teeth into the proper position. Every four to six weeks, a dentist or orthodontist tightens the wire of the braces. Your teeth gently move into position as a result. 

Which produces quicker results, braces or Invisalign?

Treatment with Invisalign normally lasts between 12 and 18 months. While the exact length of time varies on the needs of each patient, Invisalign often straightens teeth more quickly than conventional braces. This is due to the sort of force that is used to shift teeth throughout the process. In contrast to braces, which move each tooth separately, Invisalign transparent aligners apply force to the teeth as a whole.

It hurts less with Invisalign

Because Invisalign uses a softer pressure to shift your teeth than braces and isn’t constructed of metal, it usually feels more pleasant. Prior to wearing braces, the majority of patients had never experienced having metal in their mouth, and sometimes individuals suffer pinching or pain that is often avoided with Invisalign aligners.

Invisalign is more discrete

When you wear braces, a wire crosses the middle of your teeth and is supported by brackets on each tooth. The transparent plastic mold used to create Invisalign aligners is designed to fit over your teeth. Compared to braces, Invisalign aligners are also more discrete. The appearance of using transparent aligners is quite similar to that of having nothing on your teeth.

Better oral hygiene is achieved with Invisalign

While wearing metal braces, normal flossing may be challenging because of the metal wire on braces. Additionally, because they might lead to uneven pigmentation, whitening solutions like strips, mouthwashes, and even certain types of toothpaste should be avoided when wearing metal braces.

There are fewer limits on your dental hygiene regimen with Invisalign aligners than there are with braces. The transparent aligners allow you to simply take them out, allowing you to continue with any orthodontic therapy such as flossing and brushing or teeth whitening.

Because you take off the transparent aligners when you eat or drink, there are also less food limitations with Invisalign. “There are certain dietary limits with braces, particularly items that are firm or sticky because that might possibly harm the braces.

The final verdict is even though the Invisalign treatment costs more, it’s a better overall choice over metal braces.  

Call us at 407-876-2991 for an appointment or visit Tringas Orthodontics at our Orlando location in Lake Nona where we also serve St Cloud residents. We are located at 13250 Narcoossee Rd, Suite #100, Orlando, FL 32832. Our Windermere office, where we also serve Dr. Phillips, Winter Garden, Metro West and Ocoee, is located at 422 Main St, #2, Windermere, FL 34786.

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