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What’s Best for Teens Braces or Invisalign?


Standard Braces

Traditional braces include wires to assist in realigning the teeth and brackets that are glued to each tooth using dental adhesive. The treatment of choice for severe biting issues is still braces. The bracket that holds the wire to the bracket is often made of stainless steel, which younger adolescents may personalize with their own colored o-rings. We also provide ceramic brackets, which are popular with older teenagers and adults since they are almost unnoticeable.

With traditional braces, teeth are moved by a wire and elastics, which resemble small rubber bands, to straighten them. You and your child will need to see our orthodontist on a regular basis to monitor the treatment’s progress. For those who have significantly misaligned teeth or bite problems including crossbites, overbites, and underbites, traditional braces perform best. 

Invisalign Aligners

Since Invisalign is nearly undetectable, aligners are very well-liked because they do not change the way you look. They may also be removed, and no dietary changes are necessary. Clear aligner users may keep each aligner for up to two weeks before switching to another one. How well patients wear their aligners and adhere to the orthodontist’s recommended procedure can greatly affect the length of treatment and overall effectiveness of treatment with aligners.

Choosing Between Invisalign Aligners and Traditional Braces

During your first consultation, Dr. Tringas or Dr. Tang  will carefully go through the benefits and drawbacks of various treatment choices depending on your unique needs and objectives. They will often be able to demonstrate examples comparable to yours and talk about the pros and cons of various treatment approaches.

In general, transparent aligners may be a choice for your adolescent if they do not have excessively twisted or crooked teeth or a highly misaligned bite. Since they are detachable and almost unnoticeable, most teenagers like them. It’s crucial to remember that the aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours each day. The length of time needed for therapy may be extended if they are not worn for the recommended period of time.

Traditional braces could be a better choice for your child if they have teeth that are severely misaligned or have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite. The best solution is braces if your child is not consistent enough to wear the Invisalign aligners for 22 hours every day.  Ceramic braces may provide a better look while still properly straightening the teeth and enhancing your teen’s smile, so if your adolescent is self-conscious about their appearance, he or she may want to think about them. 

In general, braces provide results more quickly in circumstances where the bite is irregular, whereas the Invisalign aligners offer greater aesthetics and excel in less complicated situations.

If you have any questions about whether Invisalign or traditional braces are suitable for you, Contact Tringas Orthodontists by calling 407-876-2991 for a free consultation or visit Tringas Orthodontics at one of our 2 locations. Our Orlando location is in Lake Nona where we also serve St Cloud residents 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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