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Invisalign in Fort Lauderdale FL vs Traditional Braces: Pros and Cons

 JJ Dental offers two convenient office locations in Fort Lauderdale & Lauderdale by the Sea.

People who need teeth straightening and health have a hard time choosing between Invisalign aligners and traditional braces. While the ultimate choice or recommendation belongs to the dentist, patients still need to know what to expect from each of the two orthodontic solutions. Today, our Invisalign Fort Lauderdale FL specialists are here to offer you a quick and comprehensive guide on the pros, cons, and highlights of these two types of interventions.

What are Invisalign Aligners?

Invisalign Fort LauderdaleInvisalign Fort Lauderdale FL experts say that the Invisalign procedure is relatively new, becoming popular in the early 2000s. As opposed to braces, which consist of metal or ceramic brackets bonded to the teeth, Invisalign are clear plastic trays people wear on a daily basis and replace with newer, tighter trays every six weeks of their treatment.

From this definition, only you can extract some of the advantages and disadvantages of Invisalign, but let’s see a bigger picture, shall we?

Invisalign Pros

  • Due to their transparent material and design, Invisalign aligners are almost invisible during regular conversations;
  • Also due to their smooth material, Invisalign looks and feels more like a mouth guard, being more comfortable to wear in comparison to braces; they lack any metal, wires, prongs, sharp edges, or brackets that might cause pain or mouth injuries;
  • Invisalign does not hurt patients’ self-esteem and does not determine them to become overly self-aware in public or social interactions; since they are almost invisible, they do not interfere with a person’s willingness to smile or have conversations;
  • They are removable: you can and should remove them when you eat, brush your teeth, and floss;
  • They need minimal maintenance, and your Invisalign Fort Lauderdale specialists will tell you how to keep them clean and safe.

Invisalign Cons

  • In comparison to traditional braces, Invisalign has limitations; if you have severely crooked teeth and other critical orthodontic issues, our braces Fort Lauderdale FL specialists may be of more help with traditional braces instead of Invisalign;
  • Invisalign aligners are traditionally more expensive;
  • You have to wear them at least 22 hours per day for them to be effective; in other words, you should remove them only when you eat or practice oral health, otherwise, they stay on;
  • The use of Invisalign attachments – a standard nowadays – can turn the aligners more visible than you like them to be;
  • They can interfere with your routines (eating out for instance), as you have to remove them when you eat and then brush your teeth before putting them back.

Invisalign Fort Lauderdale FL Experts Talk about Braces

Braces have stood the test of time in orthodontic treatments and in solving severe issues with crooked or damaged teeth. The essential pros are the following:

  • Despite their reputation, braces these days can look good (or at least better than they used to), so you should not worry about aesthetics;
  • They do an excellent job at solving some of the most severe teeth misalignment issues in children and adults alike; moreover, for the patients at risk of non-compliance, they represent the most efficient course of treatment;

As cons go, besides the discomfort people feel when they wear braces, they also entertain the possibility of gum diseases development in case tiny fragments of food remain stuck in between wires, brackets, and prongs (or in between the teeth).

However, before you decide on one of these two solutions, you should consult with your Invisalign Fort Lauderdale FL expert to learn the severity of your dental problem, the best solutions at hand (including from a financial point of view), your compliance to the treatment, and more.

 

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Laurie Duncan

“Dr John has been fantastic and I’m so glad that I have someone that I can truly trust with my dental care! I needed a new crown and bridge and couldn’t be happier with the results. They look so natural and perfect for me smile! I’ve also had a whitening treatment in house and was extremely pleased with the results. Their staff are all very friendly and caring, at both locations. I also appreciate how efficient and flexible they are with appointments.”

John Ingino

John Ingino

"Hands down the "BEST DENTIST" and office staff I have ever been to!!!!! The staff is friendly, I never wait, Dr. John would not let me leave until I was completely happy! NO PAIN at all...ever! Olga the Hygienist almost made me cry when she handed me a mirror! Look at my beautiful white smile!"

Kelly Roland

Kelly Roland

"I absolutely love this office. Starting from the front desk girls, they are always so friendly. I love having my teeth cleaned by Olga, she’s so gentle and yet so good, makes you want to go back for cleanings more often. Dr John is very nice, and professional. This office is great at educating you when dental work is needed, but never tries to pressure you into getting it done. Thank you for always making me feel welcome and cared for."

Adam Anthony

Adam Anthony

"First class service. Extremely professional, every one on staff was super nice & helpful. Appointment started on time, scheduling was flexible & easy. The facilities are clean and they are taking extra precautions during this time. Highly recommended!"

Alessandra Williams

Alessandra Williams

"JJ Dental is AWESOME, I promise after your first cleaning you’ll be hooked. Dr John is extremely talented, his service is excellent and the staff is very friendly. The best part is that I never feel pressured to get any work done, I am given my options but also told “ if it doesn’t hurt we can hold off for now.” I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a new dentist."

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Insurance & Financing

At JJ Dental our insurance specialists deal directly with your insurance providers.

A thorough breakdown of your benefits allows us to give you the most accurate coverage estimate possible. Based on this information we can provide you with a plan that maximizes your benefits and minimizes your out of pocket expense. Once treatment has begun we will even submit the insurance claims on your behalf to eliminate any headaches for you. (See Accepted Insurance)

While a majority of insurance plans will cover a large percentage of preventative and restorative care, they rarely cover cosmetic procedures. For any procedures not covered or beyond your plans maximum benefit, we provide several payment options including cash, check, money order, and major credit cards. We also offer flexible, no interest monthly installment plans through care credit and lending club that help you get the treatment you need without a financial burden.

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We believe that there are three main considerations that you should be aware of when choosing a dentist.

Does the dentist care deeply about you and your dental health?

Is the dentist skilled enough to consistently provide the highest quality of dental care?

Does the dentist have the team and the tools available to provide you with the highest quality of care?

At JJ Dental our entire team is proud to be able to answer yes to each of these critical questions.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

  • 30 NE 3rd Street
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
    United States

  • 954-463-7262

  • Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 5PM
    Friday: 8AM-12PM
     

 

Lauderdale By The Sea

  • 3000 E Commercial Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
    United States

  • 954-491-1904

  • Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 4PM
    Friday: 8AM-12PM