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Invisible Braces vs Metal Braces

Everyone wants straighter teeth. But spending years with metal braces can often be difficult, especially for older children and adults. Invisalign invisible braces offer a smart alternative to metal braces without all the hardware. Visit Dr. John, Frances, and Sheila Lynch at Lynch Medical Center in Chicago or River Forest, IL if you have questions about invisible braces or you're ready to book an appointment.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a temporarily invisible appliance that is molded to fit the patient's teeth and slowly straighten them over time. The appliance can be removed when necessary. Plus, it's made of a translucent material that is hard to detect with the naked eye.

Invisalign offers an alternative to traditional braces that is flexible and less conspicuous. However, it may not be the best solution for every patient. The dentists at Lynch Medical Center in Chicago and River Forest, IL are happy to examine your teeth and let you know if Invisalign invisible braces are a smart course of action for your teeth. 

Invisible Braces vs Metal Braces: Pros and Cons

Invisible braces are great for those who want a winning smile but don't like the appearance of metal braces. They are great for simple orthodontic problems such as overly crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, or bite irregularities. However, more complex problems may be better addressed with traditional braces.

While more noticeable than Invisalign braces, metal braces offer more control to the orthodontist in manipulating the growth of your teeth. Therefore, they tend to offer faster results, especially when it comes to serious problems.

But, Invisalign braces can be just as effective at treating common conditions that impact a person's teeth. It's a great solution for those who want to achieve the perfect smile and don't mind being patient. Both Invisalign and metal braces have come a long way and either is a viable option for straightening your teeth. But Invisalign offers a flexible, unobtrusive way to see the results you want without some of the hassles of metal braces.

Come see us at Lynch Medical Center in River Forest, Il if you have any lingering questions about Invisalign invisible braces, or if you're ready to schedule an appointment. Drs. John, Frances, and Sheila Lynch will be happy to examine your teeth and let you know if Invisalign is right for you. Contact us by phone at (312) 263-3235 for our Chicago office or (708) 366-6411 for our office in River Forest, IL.

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