Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater
3690 East Bay Drive, Suite K, Largo, FL 33771

The Straight Facts about Invisalign vs. Metal Braces

If you want to have straighter teeth and a more attractive smile, you have two main orthodontic options. One choice is the clear braces known as Invisalign®, while the other is traditional metal braces. See which type is right for you.

Your Options for Orthodontic Treatment

For decades, orthodontists have used braces to straighten teeth, align bites, ease dental function, and make your smile more attractive. One of the main orthodontic options has long been traditional metal braces, while the newer alternative to metal braces is the clear braces called Invisalign.

A Clear Look at Invisalign

According to orthodontists, Invisalign is an extremely effective way to straighten teeth and correct simple dental problems. Invisalign uses a set of clear plastic trays to shift teeth into position. While metal braces are attached to the teeth, this alternative to metal braces is removable to make eating, brushing, and flossing easier. Their clear look makes them practically invisible, which makes them ideal for people who are self-conscious about wearing braces. Since Invisalign is so discreet, it has become very popular, so it’s very easy to find an Invisalign provider near you. The main advantages of these clear braces include:

  • Highly effective
  • Virtually undetectable
  • Completely comfortable due to lack of sharp metal brackets and wires
  • Allows for straightening teeth without the social stigma of wearing braces
  • Ideal for maintaining an attractive appearance while straightening teeth
  • Doesn’t impact speech
  • Ideal for simple dental issues

A Closer View of Metal Braces

Metal braces have been used for many years to effectively straighten teeth and correct more serious dental issues. Metal braces work by attaching brackets and wires to the teeth that move them into a better position. The biggest benefits of metal braces include:

  • Very effective
  • Works faster at closing gaps and correcting crooked teeth
  • Best for complicated dental cases

To make the right dental decision, see an orthodontist who is also a licensed Invisalign provider to determine which braces are best for your smile.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Clearwater, call Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater today at (727) 286-3945 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Clearwater. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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