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Lingual braces versus Invisalign clear braces in Richmond

Lingual braces and Invisalign clear braces are popular teeth straightening options among self-conscious adults who want to avoid the aesthetic implications of metal braces. But which one is better?

The short answer is none because they are quite different and it is really difficult to choose a winner. They both present advantages and disadvantages, so the right choice for you will depend very much on your individual situation.


Best results for you and your lifestyle

At Sheen Dental, we offer both treatments for those interested in straightening their teeth with lingual or clear braces in Richmond.Our experienced dentists will recommend the type of braces that will give you the best results and suit your lifestyle.

If you are eligible for both treatments, the decision ultimately is yours! Here is an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment to give you a better understanding of lingual braces versus Invisalign.

Similarities between Incognito lingual braces and Invisalign

  • Incognito braces are hidden behind the teeth and Invisalign aligners are almost invisible since they are made of transparent plastic. Both treatments offer discreet ways to straighten your teeth.

  • Both treatments have been found to be very effective with crooked teeth.

  • And both require regular visits to the dentist for adjustments.

Substantial differences

  • The most important difference between Incognito braces and Invisalign is that the former are fixed at the back of the teeth and cannot be removed until the end of the treatment, while the latter are inserted on the outer side of teeth and are removable.

  • Inserting Incognito braces is a complex procedure and may take more time compared to Invisalign clear braces.

  • Incognito braces require more intensive care compared to Invisalign. Cleaning your teeth with braces on the inner side of the mouth can be tricky.

  • Incognito braces require longer treatment time, but do treat more complex misalignments than Invisalign.

Overall, both teeth straightening methods share some common characteristics but are different in terms of appearance, complexity and treatment time. Our dentists at Sheen Dental will help you determine the best option for you. Call in today for a chat and to find out more.


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