If you’re looking to straighten your teeth but want to avoid the look and feel of traditional braces, there are several invisible retainer options on the market today. We’ll discuss the similarities and differences between OrthoFX and Invisalign® and what to expect when getting invisible braces.
Who Is Eligible for Invisible Braces?
Invisible braces can help with crowded teeth and gaps between teeth and can help adjust some bite alignment issues. However, there are some cases where traditional braces are a better option to straighten your teeth and correct their alignment. Standard braces may be better if you have a complex bite misalignment, as your dentist can pair them with other orthodontic treatments.
If you are unsure if you are a good fit for invisible braces, talk with an accredited orthodontist. They can give you a good idea of the potential treatment options for your bite alignment and help you develop a personalized treatment plan for your unique dental needs.
What Are the Major Differences between OrthoFX and Invisalign?
Both OrthoFX and Invisalign® are clear retainers that help gradually adjust your teeth. Using several sets of perfectly-tailored braces, your orthodontist will gradually shift your teeth toward a straighter, healthier bite alignment.
Invisalign® has been around for longer than OrthoFX and is more widely known. However, OrthoFX has taken the Invisalign® concept and expanded on it using a combination of AI and professional input. OrthoFX uses a weekly retainer swap system to try and provide faster results. Their retainers are also made with a specialized polymer that offers the appearance of whiter teeth without using chemicals.
There is also a difference in cost between both OrthoFX and Invisalign®. OrthoFX costs $3,950 while Invisalign® costs $3,999. Our office provides interest free financing options for our patients as needed.
What Are the Major Similarities between OrthoFX and Invisalign?
Both OrthoFX and Invisalign® use invisible aligners to shift your teeth gradually. By partnering with orthodontists to make a detailed dental treatment plan, these invisible braces move your teeth over several months to get you a stronger, straighter smile. In addition, OrthoFX and Invisalign® are gradual programs requiring you to wear a retainer after completion to keep your smile from shifting. In general, both OrthoFX and Invisalign® can provide a straighter smile without the complications of traditional braces and with minimal dental pain.
How to Obtain the Best Results for Straight Teeth
To get the best results from your invisible braces, follow your orthodontist’s instructions and care for your retainers. By wearing your invisible braces as long as instructed and following your treatment plan, you’ll be sure to get the best results possible. Be sure to contact your orthodontist and report any pain or discomfort. Remember, invisible braces take time to work, so follow your treatment plan closely for the best results.
If you’re interested in getting invisible braces, call Avalon Dental at (347) 472-0318. Our team of dental professionals is happy to answer any questions you may have and would love to hear from you. Call today or schedule an appointment online!