Metal Braces vs. Invisible Braces

Invisible Braces

Metal Braces vs. Invisible Braces

In the recent past, getting braces meant having a whole bunch of metal in your mouth for years at a time. Now patients have more options available if they want to straighten their teeth – most notably, invisible braces. In this article, we are going to examine the differences between metal braces and invisible braces.

Metal Braces

Metal braces have long been the standard for patients wishing to straighten their smile. These metal braces need to be installed and then manually adjusted by an orthodontist on a regular basis over the course of about two years. There are many downsides to metal braces, such as:

  • They’re difficult to properly care for and clean
  • They’re uncomfortable
  • They detract from your smile
  • They need to be manually (and painfully) adjusted on a regular basis

Invisible Braces

At Smiles for Life Dental, we offer Invisalign invisible braces. These braces are nearly invisible (so they don’t disrupt your smile), more comfortable, and much easier to care for than metal braces.

The Invisalign system uses plastic aligners that gradually realign your teeth over time. These aligners are designed to fit your unique needs using 3D technology. Every two weeks, you’ll get a new set of aligners. This is a much easier and more comfortable process than the manual adjustments necessary with metal braces.

Minnesota Dental Clinic

Interested in learning more about Invisalign braces? Give us a call today at Smiles for Life to see if you are a good candidate! We offer complimentary consultations for anyone wanting more information and to see if they would be a good candidate. Invisible braces are a less painful, more comfortable alternative to metal braces. At Smiles for Life, we provide compassionate and unparalleled care to each patient we treat. Dr. Tim Brooks has been treating patients in Minnesota for many years and is well respected in the dental field. Contact us today to set up an appointment at our Bloomington dental clinics.

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Bloomington Dental Clinic

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9801 Dupont Ave S #400
Bloominton, MN 55431
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