When to choose traditional braces
While many people today view Invisalign as the new standard for braces, there are instances where Invisalign won’t work, won’t work as well, or isn’t practical for the wearer.
Traditional braces can handle more complex situations
Invisalign can handle a lot, but there are complex situations that will require the use of traditional braces. However, you can always switch to clear aligners later on when the bulk of your orthodontic issues have been addressed. Traditional braces are best for rotated teeth, severely crooked teeth, and severe malocclusions.
Traditional braces are cost-effective
The cost of treatment always depends on the severity of your crookedness, but traditional braces typically cost less. If cost is a significant factor for you, you’ll have to weigh it against the benefits of Invisalign to decide which is most important for you.
Traditional braces are good for inattentive teens
Invisalign requires a lot of responsibility. You have to take them out every time you eat, drink anything other than water, while playing a contact sport, and make sure you don’t lose them while they’re out. For teens or others who are less responsible and less dedicated to wearing them, braces that are only removable by your local Spokane Valley dentist are better.