west loop Invisalign

Metal Braces or Invisalign®? The choice is clear!

You’ve made the exciting decision to finally do something about your teeth, so that you can have the million-dollar smile you’ve always wanted!

But now what?

Whether you have crooked teeth, gapped teeth, an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or teeth crowding – all of which are common issues that doctors treat – you have a few choices:

  • Traditional Braces –

    While traditional braces with brackets are effective in straightening teeth and treating various alignment issues, they can cause “pain, discomfort, mouth sores or injuries caused by the brace wires, tooth decay (from inadequate brushing and flossing), plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth/bracket breakage, or difficulty eating”.¹ Plus, since traditional braces are not removable, you will be advised against eating certain foods that can get caught in your teeth (like popcorn, certain breads, and candy).

  • Veneers –

    Veneers are a good solution for someone looking to cover up a dental imperfection, but they do not correct alignment issues. Also, veneers “require the removal of the surface enamel of each tooth—an irreversible procedure—and need to be replaced every five to 10 years”.¹ Therefore, veneers or similar treatments may not be an optimal choice for someone seeking a more permanent solution for their dental problems.

  • Invisalign® –

    With Invisalign, you can get the same effective treatment as with braces, but without the pain, discomfort, restrictions and embarrassment. The Invisalign treatment utilizes clear aligners that are smooth, comfortable, convenient and best of all, removable! So you can continue to implement a proper brushing and flossing routine without any hassle, be picture-ready without the unwanted appearance of metal braces, and eat all of the foods that you love. Invisalign is backed by “20 years of clinical research…more than 700 patents… [and] the data and experience of 4 million cases”.² And they have several success stories for you to see!

  • You can also choose to avoid treatment altogether, but it is important to note that in addition to improving how you feel about your appearance, having straighter teeth can also have several health benefits. So talk to your dentist today to learn more about Invisalign’s innovative solution. It could be the perfect “next step” for achieving that million-dollar smile! Call Dental Smiles of West Loop at (312) 724-7161 today to schedule a consultation.
    ¹ https://www.invisalign.com/why-invisalign/advantage-over-braces
    ² https://www.invisalign.com/why-invisalign