braces or invisalign

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714sam
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braces or invisalign

#1 Postby 714sam » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:49 am

hi everyone i have a son who is about to start braces and i would like to know which is best metal or invisalign

Bracesat57
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Re: braces or invisalign

#2 Postby Bracesat57 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:50 am

metal braces!

I have heard that kids wil not wear their trays (some adults stop also) when they are not with you.

Also, Invisalign can only move the teeth so much.

Get a few estimates from a couple of Orthodontis. They will probably advise you to get metal.
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bliss4me
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Re: braces or invisalign

#3 Postby bliss4me » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:57 pm

I would not trust a child to be responsible enough for the trays. My daughter needs near constant nagging to wear her retainer.

I would go full metal.
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tonyk
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Re: braces or invisalign

#4 Postby tonyk » Fri May 29, 2015 8:33 am

Is Invisalign an option? There are some orthodontic tooth movements that are either not possible with Invisalign or much easier to achieve with braces.

ugh
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Re: braces or invisalign

#5 Postby ugh » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:36 pm

I think it depends on how responsible you think your son is. If you 100% sure he will wear them as much as he needs, by all means go for invisalign, but if you think he might lose them or not wear them when he is not around you, then it might be best to go for metal.

magikwand
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Re: braces or invisalign

#6 Postby magikwand » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:57 pm

I honestly wouldn't recommend invisalign to most people. Ortho treatment tends to be painful... and being able to 'opt out' of treatment by not putting in a retainer is too convenient and seems to happen pretty routinely from what I've read.
I believe the results one can achieve with traditional braces are better for the majority of cases too. I didn't think for more than 30 seconds about invisalign before I ruled it out for my own treatment,

gglass
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Re: braces or invisalign

#7 Postby gglass » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:24 am

BRACES! 1)faster 2)less expensive 3)get better result

Vely1977
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Re: braces or invisalign

#8 Postby Vely1977 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:11 pm

Hey, my son is 13 years old and his teeth need to be braced. Which one is better - braces or Invisalign? He doesn't like wearing braces. He wants to wear a six month braces ( http://www.shorttermbraces.com/6-month-braces/overview/ ). What do you think? As per my knowledge braces should be worn for at least 2 years. Any previous experiences?

yelenakandinov
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Re: braces or invisalign

#9 Postby yelenakandinov » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:40 am

It depends on what you want to be seen. I've seen many patients enjoy invisalign. The point is teeth need to be straight, and sometimes braces have that negative stigma to them, so if masking them a bit is the way to go then by all means choose the latter

Aspiring
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Re: braces or invisalign

#10 Postby Aspiring » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:51 am

[quote="Vely1977"]Hey, my son is 13 years old and his teeth need to be braced. Which one is better - braces or Invisalign? He doesn't like wearing braces. He wants to wear a six month braces ( http://www.shorttermbraces.com/6-month-braces/overview/ ). What do you think? As per my knowledge braces should be worn for at least 2 years. Any previous experiences?[/quote]

1) Find out if Invisalign is even an option. Depending what needs to be done, Invisalign may not be able to accomplish it.

2) So-called six month braces are somewhat controversial. Again, depending what needs to be done, might be a reasonable option, or might not. Many people believe that the results of 6MS are not stable, or that it's a waste because it's limited cosmetic treatment, and does not correct bite problems in that short time. If it's just straightening a couple crooked front teeth to improve the smile, then maybe.

3) Length of treatment depends on many factors. Many people with full braces can finish treatment in 15-18 months, if they need limited movement, are fully compliant, have teeth that naturally move quickly, and don't break appliances. Several adults on this forum have/had this scenario. Other people need a lot of movement, don't wear their elastics as instructed, or frequently break appliances, or have one or more teeth that don't move as quickly as typical. Any of those things extend treatment time.

An orthodontist can evaluate your son's teeth, bite, and face and make the best recommendation as to possible courses of treatment, and estimate treatment time.

MummaFish48
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Re: braces or invisalign

#11 Postby MummaFish48 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:38 pm

I researched extensively and have opted for fixed braces....ceramic top and metal bottom as the ceramic ones on the bottom can break easier and I have limited time to keep going back for repairs!! I considered Invisalign, but it is not suitable for all, and I just think if there was an option to remove it and let the pain settle I might do it a bit too often!!! Also it seemed with Invisalign that you literally can only drink water with them in....anything else you have to remove them and clean your teeth before they go back in....bit too much work everytime you have a cup of tea or a snack! Not sure I would trust a teenager to keep them in for 20+ hours a day!! :shock:


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