Teeth straightening techniques have developed constantly during the last few decades, above all last 20 years with clear aligners emerging, with Invisalign being the most developed one.
There are other new comings too which are available in the market. It can be confusing and difficult for people seeking treatment to choose among different types of braces offered.
Treatment with conventional fixed braces is the most proven and reliable method for tooth straightening which is based on science and long research. It still remains the most predictable technique. All cases with different severity of dental anomalies have been treated for many decades successfully.
There are restrictions with Invisalign and all other new techniques but they can be suitable is selected cases. Severe overcrowding and dental anomalies are best treated with conventional fixed braces. Parallel movement of the roots of teeth and correction of rotations and tipping are the main weakness of Invisalign and other similar techniques. At the same time, clear aligners like Invisalign, can be the preferred method in simple cases and where restricted and or individual tooth movements are desired.
A thorough examination and diagnostic by a specialist orthodontist is the first step in deciding what type of brace is the most suitable one among all different ones for an individual patient. It is imperative to have an assessment by a orthodontic provider who has skills for treatment with all type of braces and not only clear aligners.