Invisalign v. BracesInvisalign is a very versatile orthodontic treatment and it can correct most issues with the alignment of your smile. Invisalign is commonly used to help close gaps and correct teeth that are slightly crooked or crowded. By shifting the position of your teeth, Invisalign can provide you with a healthier, more attractive smile.

Invisalign can also be used to treat uneven teeth, in some cases, and to help correct minor bite problems and jaw alignment issues. However, it’s a bit more limited when it comes to more major orthodontic issues.

For the most part, Invisalign is useful for correcting minor or moderate orthodontic issues. However, if you have serious issues like an extremely malpositioned bite, very crooked or crowded teeth, very uneven teeth, or teeth with very large gaps, it may not be the right choice for you. Traditional metal braces are more powerful and versatile when treating serious orthodontic issues, so they may be a better choice, depending on the results of your orthodontic consultation at Olentangy Modern Dental. 

Invisalign vs. Braces: Cost & Payment

The cost of Invisalign and braces is very comparable. You’ll usually pay about the same price for each treatment. However, every patient is different and has unique orthodontic issues that can affect the cost of treatment with both braces and Invisalign. To determine the cost of your treatment, Dr. Gavin must examine your teeth and assess your orthodontic needs. For an accurate quote, we recommend scheduling an appointment at Olentangy Modern Dental. 

Will Invisalign Work For Me?

To be a good candidate for Invisalign, you must meet a few qualifications: 

  • First, your mouth must be relatively healthy. You should be free of issues like decayed or damaged teeth and gum disease. If you have major oral health problems, they will need to be treated before you can undergo Invisalign treatment.
  • In addition, you must not have severe orthodontic problems. As mentioned above, Invisalign is not the best choice for treating major bite issues, extremely crowded or crooked teeth, very uneven teeth, or teeth with extremely large gaps. Invisalign is intended to be a fast, brace-free alternative for patients with more minor orthodontic problems.
  • If you think you meet these qualifications, the next step is to schedule an orthodontic consultation at Olentangy Modern Dental. Dr. Gavin will examine your mouth and determine if you are a good candidate for treatment at our office.