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Differences between Invisalign and Cosmetic braces


The following are the differences between these two orthodontic treatments:-

-Invisalign is removable whereas clear cosmetic braces are fixed on to your teeth. You have to wear the Invisalign braces for 20-22 hours a day and must remove the aligners when eating or drinking (except water).

-Invisalign makes it easy to floss and therefore, it helps to maintain good oral hygiene as it is easier to clean and avoid gum disease and other dental problems.

-Invisalign straightens your teeth without using and brackets whereas cosmetic braces straightens your teeth with the help of tooth coloured brackets and wire.

-Patients always mention that people do not even notice that they are wearing Invisalign! While clear braces blend into the patient’s teeth, the brackets are more noticeable than Invisalign’s clear aligners.

-Cosmetic braces can irritate soft tissue of your lips and cheeks. You will eventually get used to this over time, but when you first wear them, your mouth may get quite sore. Invisalign fits closer to the teeth, so it much more comfortable to wear.

Invisalign and clear ceramic braces are both good options for someone who wants to correct their teeth discreetly. Still, there are differences between these two treatments and, depending on your case, one may be more appropriate than the other.

A consultation with Dr Sunita Verma can help determine what type of treatment might be best for you.

Call Sparkle Dental Boutique  on 020 8567 4344 to book an appointment.

Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT

phone 020 8567 4344

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Monday to Friday:

8.30am – 5.00pm

Alternative Saturdays:

9.00am – 4.00pm