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Are you contemplating getting braces, but are unsure of where to begin? When considering what types of braces to get, there are a myriad of factors to take into account. The following is a list of the benefits of switching to invisible orthodontic aligners, such as Invisalign®, compared to traditional wire braces.

Benefits of Invisalign orthodontic clear braces:
– Healthier teeth and gums
– Better smile with less social stigma of “metal-mouth”
– Straight teeth easier to clean than crooked teeth
– Simplifies oral hygiene and bite problems
– Invisalign braces are virtually invisible
– They are 100% customizable
– Smooth, comfortable, patented thermoplastic aligners
– Easier cleaning; aligners are easily removable for eating or cleaning
– No food restrictions

Compared to traditional braces:
– Require brackets and wires
– Wire can poke and irritate mouth
– Harder to brush and floss effectively
– Lots of food restrictions
– Less expensive
– Can break while being worn, potentially causing serious damage to your gums
– Stigma of “metal-mouth” look, which can lower self-esteem and cause anxiety, teens and adults alike

If you are interested in learning more, or to schedule an appointment, please call All Kids Dental Pediatrics & Orthodontics at 970-928-9500 to talk to a member of our team, or stop by our office in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. We look forward to helping you soon!