Braces or Invisalign?

General, Cosmetic, TMJ & Implant Dentist Serving Austin, Lakeway, Round Rock, Bee Cave & Nearby Areas of Texas

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Now that there is another option other than braces to straighten teeth, which is best for you? Only you and your dentist can answer that question, and there are many things to consider before making that decision. Here are some helpful topics to research and discuss further with your dental professional:

– Price. The national average of Invisalign treatment is $5,000, which is about the same amount for braces. Not all insurance companies cover Invisalign, or will only cover up to $500. Talk with your insurance company to see which option would be more affordable for you or your family. Just like with braces, after Invisalign treatment strongly suggests wearing upper and bottom retainers.

– Convenience. While braces restrict some of what you can eat, Invisalign does not. However, every time you eat or drink, you must take out the Invisalign retainers. Constantly removing Invisalign can cause you to have to wear them for a longer period of time. Braces also do more than straighten teeth, like spacing and rotating teeth.

– Comfort. Invisalign is known to be much less painful than braces. Braces require tightening, which can cause pain and soreness. While Invisalign retainers can also cause pain, it is considered to be less severe.

To schedule an appointment with a brace and Invisalign specialist, contact the Austin dental professionals of Bridgeview Dental at 512-347-8299.