Clear Braces And Invisalign

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Smiling Molar Dental

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Plainfield, NJ & Rahway, NJ

Clear Braces and Invisalign

Clear braces and Invisalign are two different types of orthodontic treatments that are designed to straighten teeth and improve the overall appearance of a person's smile. However, there are some differences between the two.

Clear braces, also known as ceramic braces, are similar to traditional metal braces, but the brackets are made of clear or tooth-colored materials, making them less noticeable. Clear braces work by applying pressure to the teeth and gradually shifting them into their correct positions over time. They are a good option for those who want the effectiveness of traditional braces without the noticeable appearance of metal brackets.

Invisalign, on the other hand, is a clear aligner system that uses a series of custom-made clear plastic trays to gradually move teeth into the desired position. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating and brushing, making them a popular choice for adults who want to improve their smile without the appearance of traditional braces. However, Invisalign may not be suitable for more complex orthodontic issues, and requires diligent wear and care to be effective.

Ultimately, the best orthodontic treatment option for an individual will depend on their specific needs and preferences. A consultation with an orthodontist can help determine which option is best for achieving the desired results