Many patients who come for teeth alignment consultations often have the same question: "Which is better, Invisalign or traditional braces?"
As orthodontic treatment options, both Invisalign and traditional braces can achieve the desired outcomes and have their own advantages and disadvantages, making it difficult to make a definitive judgment on which is better.
Therefore, a more appropriate approach is to ask, "Which option, Invisalign or traditional braces, is suitable for my case?" In addition to seeking professional analysis and judgment from the dentist, patients need to understand the differences between Invisalign and traditional braces in order to make an informed decision.
Firstly, Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made for each patient. Before starting the treatment, the following steps are taken: 1) Taking intraoral photographs and facial photographs to capture the patient's teeth and facial features, 2) Taking X-ray images, and 3) Using an intraoral scanner (iTero) to scan the entire set of teeth and create a digitalized model. The three-dimensional tooth model is then presented on computer software, where the dentist can analyze and plan the appropriate treatment for the patient. Finally, the computer generates the customized Invisalign aligners based on the treatment requirements.