Invisalign vs. Clear Braces

Tooth correction treatment is inevitable for many Utah residents. Recent advances in orthodontic technology allow patients to choose between clear braces and Invisalign. Clear braces have the same function as metal braces, but the brackets are clear and tooth colored. Patients that wear braces have a wire that is visible in their teeth, and they still have all the side effects associated with having brackets rub against the lips.

Invisalign consists of clear, plastic retainers that the patient can remove when they eat or play contact sports. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are easy to clean, though patients should still remember to brush their teeth before inserting their aligners. Regular brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist will lead to a cleaner, healthy smile.

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Are Braces Better Than Invisalign?

Correcting misaligned teeth improves oral health. Straight teeth and gums are easier to clean, and there are fewer places for bacteria to hide and cause tooth decay. The benefits of straight teeth go beyond the aesthetic as correcting teeth can keep them cleaner and less prone to injury. When teeth don’t properly set, they can grind away tooth enamel and expose the tooth to further damage.

Dr. Vernon and his team at Reason 2 Smile are committed to helping families around Salt Lake City receive comfortable and affordable dental care. We have discounts available for low-income families and those without insurance. Dr. Vernon is passionate about teeth, and he believes that maintaining a healthy mouth can lead to improved overall health. He is a certified Invisalign provider that will answer any questions about the cost and duration of the treatment. Schedule your first consultation today by calling 801-263-0417.

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