If you are ready to straighten your smile, Invisalign® and FASTBRACES® can satisfy your need for speedy treatment. Both alignment methods offer incredible benefits, but only your dentist can tell you for certain which is right for your oral health and smile goals. As you consider your options, here is a quick comparison of the two treatments.
Pick the Discreet Option You Can Live With
Invisalign® uses clear, nearly invisible aligners that are super-thin and fit snugly against the teeth. If you keep the trays clean, no one will ever notice that you have anything on your teeth.
FASTBRACES® uses a high-performing, triangular-shaped bracket system. The brackets are attached to the teeth for the duration of your treatment so there is no hiding your orthodontic treatment, but they do come in tooth-colored ceramic that blends in with tooth enamel, making them less noticeable.
Expect Discomfort No Matter What Braces You Get
Both Invisalign® and FASTBRACES® are moving your teeth from the wrong positions to the right positions. This requires force and pressure and there will be times when you have some discomfort, especially after a FASTBRACES® adjustment at your Healdsburg dental office or when you put in a new set of Invisalign® trays. However…
You’ll Be More Comfortable Than Wearing Traditional Braces
FASTBRACES® outperform traditional braces in many ways, but especially when it comes to how the alignment method feels. The technology of this innovative treatment reduces sliding friction, which means teeth are moved more gently and there is a reduction in the pain that comes from shifting roots and crowns at the same time.
Invisalign® delivers comfort in a different way. Those trays that snap onto the teeth are smooth, which means they’re not going to snag on any soft tissues in your mouth. No ripped cheeks, lips, or gums from jagged brackets and wires.
Enjoy Simultaneous Alignment for Fast Treatment
The bracket-and-wire combination of FASTBRACES® corrects both tooth root and crown simultaneously. Conventional braces move roots separately from the crowns. Invisalign® also moves both at the same time for a full-mouth alignment method. This speeds up treatment in all ways.
Invisalign® usually takes about a year to complete, on average. Patients with less-complicated cases may only need several months to align their smile. FASTBRACES® can take anywhere from 3 months to 1 year to complete. The speed of treatment depends on several factors but, most notably, how well the patient adheres to the rules of treatment and the severity of the misalignment.
Find Out What Orthodontic Alternative Is Right for You
Both Invisalign® and FASTBRACES® are excellent alternatives to conventional metal braces. They offer unique benefits with the same goal – to give you a straight, healthy, beautiful smile. When teeth are crooked, tilted, or overlapped, those patented triangular brackets can get them into alignment quickly. When you have an overbite, underbite, open bite, crooked teeth, or gapped teeth, invisible trays fix just about everything that conventional metal braces can fix.
If you are seeking convenience and speed when it comes to improving your smile with orthodontic alternatives, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tam at Healdsburg Dental Spa in Healdsburg, CA. Find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign® or FASTBRACES®.