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Whether you want to start trying clear braces, or stick with traditional orthopedic alignment treatments, there are a few differences to consider. While the clear braces may have less wear and tear on your mouth and gums, traditional braces are very common. Below are some awesome benefits of choosing Invisalign® over traditional braces.

Benefits of Invisalign clear braces:
– Better smile with less social stigma of “metal-mouth”
– They are 100% customizable
– Simplifies oral hygiene and bite problems
– Healthier teeth and gums
– No food restrictions
– Easier cleaning; aligners are easily removable for eating or cleaning
– Straight teeth easier to clean than crooked teeth
– Smooth, comfortable, patented thermoplastic aligners
– Invisalign braces are virtually invisible

Compared to traditional braces:
– Harder to brush and floss effectively
– Can break while being worn, potentially causing serious damage to your gums
– Less expensive
– Wire can poke and irritate mouth
– Require brackets and wires
– Lots of food restrictions
– Stigma of “metal-mouth” look, which can lower self-esteem and cause anxiety, teens and adults alike

If you are unsure of which one you would like to pursue, and you would like to schedule an appointment, please call Oradent Associates at 773-478-5520 to talk to a member of our team. You can also stop by our office in Chicago, Illinois. It’s never too late to start taking steps to a healthier you.