Invisalign Vs. Braces – Which Is Faster?

Exploring your options for a straighter smile in Stamford? You may be wondering if braces or Invisalign from Clear Smile Dental Studio in Stamford are right for you. 

Both cosmetic treatments can be used to correct problems with your smile and your bite, and Invisalign has the advantage of being more subtle, removable to brush and to eat, and better overall comfort for most patients.

But which treatment is faster? If you want the fastest results, should you choose Invisalign, or are traditional metal braces a better choice? Find out now in this blog as we discuss the treatment time of Invisalign compared to braces.

Invisalign Is Usually Faster Than Braces If You Qualify For Both Treatments

The short answer is that Invisalign tends to be faster than braces if you are a good candidate for both treatments. In most cases, Invisalign takes around 20-22 sets of aligners, which are worn for about 2 weeks each. This means that the total treatment time is around a year for most people who choose Invisalign.

In contrast, braces usually require at least 12-18 months of treatment for similar cases. This is because the type of force used in Invisalign treatment moves all of the teeth at once, as a unit. Braces move all of your teeth individually. 

Of course, this can vary depending on your case. In some cases, Invisalign may take more or less time, and the same is true of braces. Everyone’s mouth is different. The only way to know how long each treatment will take is to consult with a Stamford dentist like Dr. Byungchul Park or Dr. Gitae Kwon at Clear Smile Dental Studio.

After your appointment, Dr. Park or Dr. Kwon will be able to provide you with an estimate on how long it will take to treat your smile with Invisalign and with traditional braces, allowing you to choose the right option for your situation. 

… But Braces Are More Versatile And May Be Needed For Complex Cases

Invisalign is faster than braces if you qualify for both treatments. But in some cases, you may not be a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign. If you have very severe bite problems or extremely misaligned teeth, Invisalign may not be an option for you.

Due to the way it works, Invisalign has some limitations, and can’t be used for all patients. Braces, on the other hand, can be used alongside other orthodontic appliances and even oral surgery to treat any problem with your bite or smile alignment.

If this is the case for you, braces are definitely a better option. Depending on the situation, it may be necessary to wear braces for up to 24-36 months, but at the end of your treatment, you will have a bright, beautiful, and healthy smile. 

Ready To Learn More About Invisalign In Stamford? Contact Us Today!

If you’re wondering whether or not you’re a good candidate for Invisalign in Stamford, the team at Clear Smile Dental Studio is here to help. Dr. Park and Dr. Chun are Invisalign experts, and are standing by to serve patients throughout the Stamford area. To schedule your orthodontic consultation, just contact us online or give us a call at (203) 883-4451. We look forward to seeing you soon, and exploring your options for a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile. 

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