Your smile is precious and priceless. There can be no money tag on your smile when you look into the eyes of the people you love, when you take the first bite of your favorite dish, or when after much toil you finally achieve a goal.
But if you aren’t blessed with the perfect smile, getting them fixed by a dentist does come at a cost.
Dental treatments and procedures have come a long way. With advanced technology, today almost any kind of dental can be fixed. You can now have the smile you always wanted. And if you are looking at options to correct your or your child’s misaligned teeth, the two most prominent choices are – braces or Invisalign.
They both work.
You can easily find dental experts for both procedures.
And you can see many examples of people who benefitted from both the procedures.
Now, one of the important aspects of the selection is the cost.
Well, we have been asked this question time and again. And we have decided to not just answer the question but also give you a tad bit of insider advice about choosing between Invisalign and braces.
Dental braces are wire-based orthodontic devices used to fix and correct misaligned, crowding, or protruding teeth. Dental braces are also used to close the gap between the teeth, improve the bite for comfortable eating, and enhance the smile.
Braces treatment usually lasts for between 18 months to 2 years and you will have to visit the dentist every 6 to 8 weeks.
Invisalign is the orthodontic treatment that involves wearing a set of clear aligners to gradually straighten your teeth and give you a better-looking smile. The biggest advantage of Invisalign is that unlike branches they don’t use metal wires. This advanced cosmetic dentistry technology lets you get your teeth and smile corrected discreetly.
The treatment usually lasts between 3 to 18 months.
The cost of braces, Invisalign, or any other dental treatment depends on a multiplicity of factors.
Factors include: Where in the UK you decide to get the procedure done, how much is the competition in the area, what dental concerns you are struggling with, and more.
Invisalign treatments, on the other hand, can cost you between £2500 to £4500. Now with that information, it is clear that it depends on what type of braces you choose, whether Invisalign is the cheaper option or not. It also depends on the location of your dentist.
So now while braces are cheaper than Invisalign in most cases, sometimes Invisalign might be the lower-cost alternative. However, it is wise to not let cost be the only guiding factor.
A free consultation with our experts at Natural Smiles will help you find options that are suitable for your situation as well as fit the pocket.
So, now that we have that question out of line, let us shed some light on the truth behind cheap Invisalign being sold online, which is the primary reason why people are asking whether Invisalign is cheaper than braces.
It is free, fast, and hassle-free to go on to Google.co.uk and find expensive stuff for half (or less!) of the price.
But usually what is cheap isn’t half as good as the original. We are all for thrift deals but when it comes to your teeth and your smile, taking a risk is not worth it.
We have had many patients come in asking us if getting Invisalign off the Internet is a good option. And no matter what the situation, our answer is a resounding no.
Your teeth don’t just help you flash a lovely smile and make friends but they also help you chew down the food that you need to eat to keep yourself alive. Their safety and good health are of paramount importance.
If something is not just quite right about the locational placement of your teeth or you want them to get aesthetically better, getting Invisalign off the Internet is NOT a good option. The only plausible option is that you consult expert dentists and get braces or Invisalign treatment from them.
Those who promise to deliver a perfect smile solution to you by mail aren’t as experienced as expert dentists. Neither do they go to the required lengths to actually find out what is wrong with your teeth? If you think pictures and impressions of your teeth that you take yourself are enough information to help them give you reliable advice, reconsider.
Those people are just trying to make quick money on the Internet by banking on gullible people trying to get a perfect smile. They are playing with your insecurities. And depending on online solutions can lead to more dental issues later, tooth damage, or even tooth loss. And that certainly isn’t the price that you’d want to pay for a few days of good-looking teeth.
We have already discussed the cost aspect of both braces and Invisalign. And now let us take a look at both the options side-by-side to help you decide which one is better suited for you.
|Invisible||Appearance||The metal brackets are visible|
|Can be removed (patients have to wear Invisalign clear aligners for 22 hours a day)||Removal during the treatment||Cannot be removed|
|● Backbite tooth issues
● Indisciplined patients who would keep them off for longer than allowed
● Bridgework Implants
● Many missing teeth
|Not suitable for||● Patients who play regularly indulge in rough contact sports
● Many missing teeth
|Invisalign Cleaning system or washing aligners with lukewarm water||Maintenance||Regular brushing of brackets and wires is required|
Even if you are sure whether you’d need braces or Invisalign, don’t forget to factor in the advice of your attending dentist.
We, at Natural Smiles, are always working hard to help you make the right choice. We aim to inform all our patients and guide them towards a treatment that matches their budget and needs. Schedule your free consultation today!Back to Blog
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