Dr. James C. DeFinnis's Dental Blog

Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

Invisalign vs. Braces: The Moving Tooth Battle

BackMountainDentalMisaligned teeth are a hassle; for one, they can become an impediment to eating and speech. They also have a detrimental effect on a person’s confidence. People with an imperfect set of teeth are not likely to smile often due to the fact that his or her teeth do not look perfect.

Fortunately, dental technology has come up with two breakthroughs to help patients with a problematic set of ivories. Braces have been helping countless patients with moving their teeth to look aesthetically pleasing for quite some time. Invisalign, a series of invisible, removable aligners, is a relatively new innovation that also offers the same results.

Both of these methods are effective for helping people achieve that picture-perfect smile. Which method, however, is better?


Invisalign clearly takes the point in terms of aesthetics. Invisalign is not easy to spot, compared to the grills a patient with braces has to endure. Another plus for Invisalign is the fact that these implements can be removed.


One can say that flexibility is not a forte of Invisalign. The product predicts where the tooth will go, so it is pretty impossible to make adjustments for patients with back tooth bite problems. Braces are superior to Invisalign in that regard.


Each product has its own strengths, but Invisalign simply provides more liberty to the wearer in comparison to braces. The final say, however, still lies with the patient.


December 7, 2013 - Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Oral Hygiene | , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: