Invisalign vs Traditional Braces

Understand the distinctions that separate metal wire braces from modern clear aligners in this educational video by Dr. Amelia Aristodemo.

At our office, we offer both Invisalign and traditional braces to cater to our patients’ varying needs and preferences. When considering the difference between the two options in terms of diet and oral hygiene, there are some key distinctions to note.

With Invisalign’s removable aligners, cleaning your teeth is straightforward as you can easily remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. In contrast, maintaining oral hygiene with traditional braces can be more challenging due to the brackets and wires, requiring extra care and effort to clean around them. Additionally, certain foods may need to be avoided with traditional braces to prevent damage or discomfort.

Invisalign offers several advantages, including being virtually invisible, comfortable to wear, and less likely to cause irritation to the gums and tissues compared to traditional braces with metal brackets and wires. However, the treatment duration for both options is generally similar.

Ultimately, the choice between Invisalign and traditional braces depends on individual factors such as lifestyle, preferences, and orthodontic needs. Our team is dedicated to guiding you through this decision-making process and recommending the best treatment option to suit your specific circumstances.

Thank you for considering us for your orthodontic care, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for further guidance and assistance. We’re here to help you achieve the smile you desire.


Meet Dr. Amelia Aristodemo

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Loyola University at Chicago in 1992 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1997. She provides all your basic dental care needs plus offers Orthodontics, lnvisalign, Dental Implants, Opalescence Teeth Whitening and Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Aristodemo believes excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan. Communication and long-term relationships are important to her. Let her know what is on your mind and ask questions.

She will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. She is a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to the belief that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

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