Differences between conventional orthodontics and aligners

Why choose Invisible Orthodontics?

More and more people are hearing about aligners or invisible orthodontics: that alternative to braces, more aesthetic and comfortable, that allows us to carry out orthodontic treatment without anyone noticing. However, few people are aware of the real advantages that make aligners the treatment of choice. Leaving aesthetics aside, there are certain differences that are also very important in this respect, and which we would like you to know about: 

  1. - Comfort: the aligners are fully customised. The material they are made of is smooth and polished, so they do not cause any discomfort. In addition, the forces applied with aligners are progressive, so we will not notice the "squeezing" that we used to feel with braces.
  2. Effectiveness: aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours a day. This means that the teeth can follow the planned movement of the aligners at all times, without unforeseen delays. However, when a bracket comes off, the tooth to which it was attached has the ability to return to its original position, so when patients come for their monthly orthodontic check-up with loose brackets, we have delays in treatment, as we have to go back to an earlier phase in order to "recover" those teeth whose brackets have come off.
  3. No dietary restrictions: Patients undergoing treatment with aligners can remove their braces to eat. In this way, we avoid food remains between the brackets, which we then have to clean with special care to avoid possible caries. In addition, we can eat any food without having to change our habits, something that we would have to change with fixed appliances, where we would have to restrict hard and sugary foods in general.
  4. - Flexibility: check-ups with braces are monthly. However, patients with aligners follow their treatment from home, so we can space out the visits to 6-8 weeks. In addition, thanks to our virtual check-up system, Dental MonitoringWe can follow up via a mobile application, so visits could be as often as every 10-12 weeks.

These are just some of the advantages of aligners. Thanks to them we can bring orthodontic treatments to anyone who is willing to improve their smile, without having to give up our usual quality of life.