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Are Braces A Thing of the Past?

Posted on March 3, 2018

For many years, braces were the only option in order to correct imperfections in our smiles. Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces for adults and teens. These clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile. With the advanced technology of Invisalign Clear Aligners, people often ask the question, “Are braces a thing of the past?”

According to Dr. Janet Stoess-Allen of Park Avenue Orthodontics in New York City, she believes we are headed in that direction. When asked about treating a patient with Invisalign or braces, she says, “I encourage them to use Invisalign Clear Aligners because what I have found is that I’m able to produce better results using Invisalign Clear Aligners than braces for many cases.”

“Particularly people who have an anterior open bite where their teeth don’t touch in the front, I find that it’s just more effective,” says Stoess-Allen.

Are there any other benefits to using Invisalign over braces? Dr. Stoess-Allen feels Invisalign is “just a better system, in my opinion, because of being able to brush your teeth, remove the aligners and keep them clean. With braces it’s difficult to clean around them, no matter how diligent you are.”

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign, contact Dr. Janet Stoess-Allen today!