Traditional dental braces, Invisalign® aligning trays and dental veneers are three different ways to perfect the alignment of the teeth and the esthetic impression of your smile. Invisalign® differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable and are invisible to the naked eye making Invisalign® more acceptable for individuals to wear.
elgin invisalignThis also means that more discipline and commitment is required from the patient regarding the proper wear. This is not usually a problem since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible. Basically identical results can be obtained by using either treatment.
Invisalign® is preferable to veneers because, unlike veneers, Invisalign® actually straightens the teeth. Veneers are thin covers that the dentist permanently affixes to the teeth. Teeth must be prepared and etched before the placement of the veneer, meaning that to remove dental veneers, an alternative covering must be constructed.