Invisalign Vs. Braces for Adults


Many adults seek orthodontic treatment for a number of reasons. Some are cosmetic, but others are connected to a person’s oral health and overall health. We discuss in detail four reasons why adults seek orthodontic care in an earlier blog, but we will list them for you here: confidence, dental health, overall health, and TMJ.

Many adults option for Invisalign® over traditional braces as they straighten teeth without wires or brackets and are virtually undetectable. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners made with exact calculations to shift your teeth into their ideal position, giving you a straighter, more beautiful smile.

Dr. Ryan Caudill and Dr. Angela McNeight will go over the pros for both Invisalign and traditional metal braces below.

Pros for Invisalign

  • No eating restrictions
  • Clear and not as noticable
  • Less office visits
  • Easier to brush and floss
  • Great for active lifestyles where injuries to the mouth are an issue
  • Less abrasive to cheeks and the tongue

Pros for Traditional Braces

  • No aligners to keep track of or lose
  • Nothing to have to take in or out
  • You can use colors on your braces that change out on each visit

As both types of braces can achieve a perfected smile, and price is about the same, choice comes down to your aesthetics and lifestyle. Our doctors have an extended blog on that subject and also discuss the option of lingual braces, which do use wires and brackets, but are applied behind the teeth. They are less detectable than traditional braces also both in photos and in-person.

At Caudill Orthodontics in Merritt Island and Melbourne, Florida, we pride ourselves as being the new-school orthodontics provider, by bringing our patients a blend of the absolute latest and most efficient orthodontic technology with the highest level of personalized service. Contact us about your free orthodontic exam.

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