Invisalign vs. Braces

Invisalign® vs. Braces in Frederick, MD

Located in Frederick, MD, Zainali Orthodontics, led by board-certified orthodontist Dr. Lobat Zainali, provides comprehensive orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign® and/or traditional braces, for residents of Frederick, Urbana, Middletown, Hagerstown and surrounding communities who want to improve their smile, comfort, and an appearance by straightening their teeth.

How does Invisalign® compare to conventional braces?

Conventional braces are orthodontic devices, usually made of metal or ceramic, that are used to straighten, shift, and align teeth, adjust the bite, correct jaw function, and improve overall dental health. Braces are typically prescribed to correct malocclusions, overbites, underbites, crooked teeth, crowded or irregularly spaced teeth, and other problems that impact the function of the teeth and jaw. While Invisalign® achieves the same orthodontic correction as braces in many patients, Invisalign® does so by means of a series of clear plastic aligners that are replaced regularly to gradually shift teeth into the proper position. Many patients also transition from regular braces to Invisalign® to complete their orthodontic treatment or to maintain optimal results after conventional treatment.

What advantages does Invisalign® have over conventional braces?

  1. Invisalign® is nearly invisible, while most types of braces are visible on the teeth.
  2. Invisalign® aligners may be removed for eating and cleaning, making them easier than braces to clean and care for.

Is there a difference in cost between Invisalign® and conventional braces?

There is a case to case basis for the cost of Invisalign® as well as conventional braces. Some cases may cost the same or less compared to conventional braces, while other more complex cases may require a greater number of Invisalign® trays and a longer treatment time and therefore, will cost more than braces.

How do I know whether I need Invisalign® or Braces?

While many of our patients are interested in Invisalign® treatment, Invisalign® may not be suitable for all patients. Some patients may require a more comprehensive treatment that may only be achieved through the use of conventional braces. At Zainali Orthodontics, we can help you determine which option is best for you after a thorough examination of your orthodontic condition.

How can I learn more about Invisalign® vs. Braces?

If you live in Frederick, Urbana, Middletown, Hagerstown or in the surrounding communities of Maryland, and want to know if Invisalign® or braces may be right for you, contact Zainali Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment to discuss orthodontic treatment.

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