Should I Get Braces or Invisalign?

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Braces are used in straightening your teeth, but nowadays you might decide not to use braces.

Invisalign works better to straighten your teeth without the embarrassment of braces, but how do you know if the treatment is right for you?

We’re going to explore in detail of both options so that you can choose what will work best for you.

Braces and Invisalign basically perform the same function. Using incremental movements, they make it possible to straighten your teeth and improve overall dental health. Within a period of six months to two years, you can have a charming smile that you never imagined possible.


Braces use metal brackets which are glued to the teeth and joined with rubber bands. These bands are tightened in order to gradually straighten your teeth.

Braces require little maintenance compared to Invisalign. Invisalign needs to be brushed after every meal. If you’re into contact sports, then braces are not recommended for you as they can lead to injury. With braces, you can expect soreness after each tightening.


Invisalign is designed to be invisible, they are produced from BPA-free plastic and they lie parallel over the teeth.

Here’s how they work

It starts by getting 3D imaging of your mouth so that an impression is formed, which is then used to create trays. The trays are placed over your teeth and will subtly straighten them over the course of six months to a year.

Invisalign is highly recommended for those who are looking for subtle, less dramatic change, but they require much more maintenance compared to braces.

It’s a must that you remove Invisalign before eating and drinking, and it’s vital that you brush your teeth after every meal before you reapply the Invisalign


Hyatt Dental provides comprehensive dental care at their Houston practice. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact us today!

Call: (832) 232-5353

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Dental Implants vs Dental Bridges

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Dental Implants vs Dental Bridges

Losing a tooth can have a noteworthy impact on the appearance of your smile and can create many functional issues. When fixing your smile, dental implants and dental bridges are two procedures that are often used.

If you’ve been looking for long lasting solution to missing teeth, it’s essential to understand the treatment options that are available to you.

The Main Differences

If you are confused whether to go for implants or dental bridges, we can help you by providing information about dental implant prices, how long the procedure will last, and our recommendation for choosing the best and most long-lasting dental treatment.

Dental Implants

The average cost of dental implants depends on the number of tooth being replaced. If you are restoring a tooth, the cost of the implant placement and restoration with abutment and crown will almost be equal or lower than a bridge, making dental implants the most cost effective and long lasting solution.

Dental Bridge

Dental bridges requires adjacent teeth to be “cut down” to be fitted with a crown even if they are healthy. With dental implants, only the tooth that needs restoration will be affected.

With bridges, the bone density can reduce in the area that has no tooth. Dental implants fuse with the jawbone, helping increase bone health and reinforcing jaw strength.

In the long-term, an implant restoration is more cost effective and reliable, it’s now the standard of care whenever a tooth is missing.

With dental bridges you have crowns placed over two teeth and is more likely that the tooth supporting the bridge can decay, causing the gums to gradually diminish around the bridge.

This enables us to recommend dental bridges as a better replacement for our patients because it provides a stronger and long lasting structure.


Hyatt Dental provides comprehensive dental care at their Houston practice. To learn more about preventing tooth sensitivity or to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact us today!

Call: (832) 232-5353

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