Traditional Braces compared to Invisalign Orthodontics


Orthodontist Houston, TXAt Royal Dental, our experienced providers offer a broad range of treatment options for patients to consider when it comes to restoring the smile. For patients who are faced with misalignment of the natural smile, there are common threads in terms of the solutions available. Poor bite alignment may be addressed with orthodontics, but we have more than one option for patients to choose from.

What Are Traditional Braces?

When advised that orthodontics may be needed to improve cosmetic and functional alignment of the dental arch and bite, many patients think immediately of traditional braces. These are metal brackets glued to the teeth that are required for movement and are attached together to realign with the use of a metal wire. This is one of the most well-known methods of realignment for teeth with malocclusion. However, many of our patients are not interested in this treatment because of its appearance. They are worried about covering their smile with unsightly brackets and wires for months, sometimes years.

What Is Invisalign?

Instead, our team at Royal Dental offers an alternative known as Invisalign. Invisalign is a different type of orthodontic treatment that eliminates the need for brackets and wires. Instead, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays that are custom-made using digitized impressions of the natural teeth to create a series of trays to accomplish the desired results. The number of trays in a series will vary from patient to patient based on the severity of the misalignment at hand. This is why an evaluation is needed to determine candidacy first.

Schedule a Consultation

Learn about the differences between traditional braces and revolutionary treatment alternatives such as Invisalign with the team at Royal Dental.  Contact one of our eight convenient locations in the areas of Houston, Sugar Land, Humble, Baytown, and Pearland through our primary phone at (713) 330-7700 to schedule your appointment! We welcome new and existing patients of all ages into our state-of-the-art practice.

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