Fix Your Smile with Braces or Invisalign

Fix Your Smile with Braces or Invisalign

If you’re looking to straighten your teeth, whether you’re a teen or an adult, you are faced with two main choices: braces or Invisalign. Most people tend to jump at the chance of wearing Invisalign because they prefer its discrete nature. While Invisalign is great for fixing small issues, it does not reign supreme for every orthodontic problem. Those who are looking to create a brighter, straighter smile are encouraged to inform themselves about the pros and cons of each orthodontic procedure, as well as consulting with a doctor.


In such a short time, Invisalign has become the preferred teeth-straightening method. Invisalign fixes teeth by using clear, plastic trays and little nodes to apply pressure to teeth. The pressure will move the teeth over time, procuring the perfect smile everybody dreams of. The biggest advantage of choosing Invisalign over metal braces is that they are practically invisible. Most people will never notice the hard Invisalign workers on your teeth. The high-quality, BPA-free plastic trays are also customized for each mouth, so there is less discomfort than traditional braces. 

However, Invisalign does have some flaws that everyone should be aware of. The plastic trays are not meant to be used for any food or liquid consumption, except water. Therefore, they must be removed and replaced throughout the day. Those who are forgetful are encouraged to think about metal braces because the Invisalign trays will not work if they are not worn properly. The trays need to be replaced every two weeks, requiring frequent doctor appointments. Keep in mind, these are also the pricier option. If you’re looking into getting Invisalign treatment in Philadelphia, look no further than Central City Emergency Dentist. 

Metal Braces

When thinking of metal braces, most people imagine massive chunks of metal; the type we all feared as little kids. Modern-day braces have really shed the ill-favored design of the past and now come in fun colors, which can be replaced during visits. Metal braces offer benefits that, at times, make them more favorable than Invisalign. For example, treatment time for traditional braces is usually shorter than Invisalign. This is because metal braces are irremovable, so they’re working 24/7 to perfect your smile. If you do not have the discipline to remove and replace your Invisalign between meals, we strongly encourage metal braces, so you don’t even have to worry about the task.

The biggest advantage of traditional braces is their effectiveness for complex dental issues. Gaps, crooked teeth, underbites and overbites, and any other abnormal teeth complications can be corrected by conventional braces. Follow up visits are also less frequent, and the cost can be much lower than Invisalign.

If you’re on the journey to a straighter, happier smile, give us a call today. Our licensed team of dental professionals is highly qualified to provide braces and Invisalign for teens and adults in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.