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.

The team at Reason To Smile Dental is committed to giving families of Salt Lake City comfortable and affordable dental care. By combining the latest technology with years of experience, Dr. Vernon offers his patients a variety of comprehensive services. Come in for a cleaning and we will tell you more about our teeth whitening treatments, dental implants, Invisalign, and sedation dentistry. Call (801) 618-3399 or contact us online to make an appointment.

Is Invisalign Cheaper Than Braces?

Although Invisalign has a slightly higher average cost than braces, the treatment duration is usually shorter and more painless. For a quick price quote, come in and see Dr. Andrew Vernon at Reason To Smile Dental for an obligation-free consultation. As an Invisalign provider, he is qualified to take molds and create plastic aligners for your teeth. The cost and duration of Invisalign treatment depends on the extent of the treatment, and Dr. Vernon will discuss treatment options during the first visit.

Benefits of Invisalign

Metal brackets give decay-causing bacteria more places to hide, and carefully cleaning around the braces is necessary for avoiding cavities. Food often gets stuck in the brackets, and patients with braces must avoid hard, sticky foods to avoid pain and bracket breakage.

Invisalign patients have no dietary restrictions, and they can remove their aligners before each meal. That being said, patients should eat healthy foods with calcium, potassium and other essential vitamins that help build strong teeth. Invisalign is preferred by patients who frequently participate in contact sports because they don’t have to worry about protecting the inside of their lips from their brackets.

Call Dr. Vernon Today!

To begin Invisalign treatment, discuss costs, or to see if you qualify, set an appointment by calling (801) 719-5447. We have discounts available for low-income families and patients without insurance.

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