How to Choose Between Invisalign and Regular Braces

Article By Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  

If you’re ready to get that perfect smile, then you might be a candidate for braces. Once you start looking around, you’ll realize that there are quite a few choices these days. Invisalign has been a steady favorite for a long time now because these are easy to wear and barely noticeable. Regular braces consist of metal wires and brackets that the orthodontist will tighten each month when you come in for a visit. They can be uncomfortable and that’s probably one of the biggest drawbacks.

When trying to decide what type of braces to get, most people begin with their budget. Though Invisalign is an excellent choice, it’s expensive. In most areas, it will cost about twice as much as traditional braces. Of course, there are several ways to deal with this. There are credit cards available that are specifically for dental work such as CareCredit. You can put the cost on one of these cards and then pay it out with monthly payments.

Another great solution is to use your medical savings account where you work. This will also result in the braces being a bit cheaper since a medical savings account is tax-deferred money. Once you get past the budgetary issues, it will simply be a matter of deciding what’s best for your lifestyle. Whether you get traditional metal braces or Invisalign, it will take on average, about 24 months for your teeth to straighten and line up.

Article written by Remarkable Smiles OrthodonticsDr. Mark Rashidi, who runs Remarkable Smiles, is an Orthodontist in Mission Viejo and surrounding cities including Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Irvine. If you or a family member need dental braces in mission viejo, look no further.