It’s tough getting braces as a child. But you know what’s tougher? Being told that you need braces. When you’re a kid, the thought of having your teeth laced together can sound like a nightmare, despite what the colorful ads might say. As a parent, you might look for a treatment option that gets the job done as soon as possible. Invisalign aligners may be a popular choice in this regard. Still, more options have begun to crop up, such as Fastbraces. But what’s faster, Invisalign or braces?
Of course, each orthodontic treatment has its set of pros and cons. Focusing on which treatment option works faster might not be the best way to see whether Invisalign aligners are a better fit for your child than metal braces are. You might need to consider what food restrictions your child could have on either treatment option. Or perhaps how often they’ll need to clean up. Whether Invisalign or braces have a faster treatment time shouldn’t be a problem after you consider the other aspects.
Objectively speaking, what’s faster, Invisalign or braces? Let’s find out.
Invisalign aligners are removable trays that ease your teeth into ideal positions
When you need orthodontic treatment, metal braces are the typical prescription. But it does have its pros and cons, mainly since you can’t remove them. Kids, in particular, might not appreciate having to brush in between the brackets and wires after meals. Or being bullied at school for having braces.
Invisalign aligners, then, seem like a perfect solution for both those woes. Because they’re removable trays, you don’t have to worry about clean up as much. Just pop them off after a meal to brush and floss or give them a wash. After all, you’re only required to wear them for 22 hours a day. And because they’re virtually invisible, your child isn’t an easy target for bullies.
However, there are a few caveats. For one, you’ll need to replace your child’s tray regularly as the treatment progresses, which can be expensive in the long run. And its easier to throw off the straightening process if you don’t wear your aligner trays for the allotted 20-22 hours a day.
Is Invisalign faster than braces, however? For less complicated cases of malocclusion, it seems to be the case. Anything more, however, and you might not get the results you want.
Fastbraces keep all the benefits of metal braces while speeding through their problems
So yes, in a way, you can’t really escape metal braces. But this doesn’t mean you have to suffer through them for long. Fastbraces is an orthodontic treatment option that speeds up the treatment time of traditional braces.
How do Fastbraces work, though? First, we need to know how traditional braces do their thing. Metal braces steadily pull teeth into their ideal positions but can do so one wire position at a time. Because of this, the crown of your tooth might look upright, but the roots might be tilted towards another direction.
What Fastbraces aim to do, then, is to get the teeth upright as soon as possible. Thanks to the design of their brackets and wiring, Fastbraces pull the teeth—crown and root—into the proper position.
In this case, what’s faster? Invisalign or braces? In this case, it seems that Fastbraces are a quicker option, mainly because they’re a fixed appliance. Just make sure you keep to your food restrictions and oral hygiene routine.