Cosmetic Dentistry

A smile is often one of the first things noticed about a person, so it is vital to feeling great about your teeth. Having a beautiful smile with perfectly straight teeth can give your confidence a significant boost. If you are in La Habra, California, and are looking for ways to achieve your perfect smile, we can help. Here at ÈLAN Dentistry, we are proud to offer our Invisalign to help people living in the La Habra, California area achieve perfectly aligned teeth and a beautiful smile.


When it comes to using cosmetic dentistry procedures to achieve straighter teeth, many people wonder whether to choose Invisalign VS Traditional Braces. Here are some considerations to help weigh up your options and think about which one is best for you:




There is no avoiding the fact traditional braces can be pretty noticeable. For many people, this is not too much of an issue. But, for adults and older teenagers, wearing traditional braces can make them feel self-conscious and lead to people asking questions about why they are wearing them. Invisalign is an excellent alternative for anyone that prefers a more discreet option to straighten their teeth. As Invisalign is clear, other people are unlikely to notice them.




While some people are perfect candidates for straightening their teeth using Invisalign, for other people, Invisalign will not offer the results they need. Scheduling a consultation to determine your options for Invisalign VS Traditional Braces here at ÈLAN Dentistry will help decide which is best for achieving your perfect smile.




As traditional braces are made from metal and feature metal wires and brackets, these can cause some discomfort when you are wearing them. Some people find that the inside of their mouth becomes sore or develops cuts when wearing traditional braces. Having sores and cuts inside your mouth can become uncomfortable, but wearing Invisalign should help prevent this. Invisalign is made from plastic rather than metal, so you shouldn’t experience any cuts or sores.




If you lead a busy lifestyle, the chances are you are short of time. Wearing traditional braces requires regular trips to the dentist for the braces to be adjusted as part of the straightening process. Invisalign does not require adjustments, which means there are far fewer dental consultations to schedule into your busy lifestyle.




One big difference between Invisalign VS Traditional Braces is that Invisalign can be removed easily, and traditional braces cannot. Traditional braces are fixed in place and will need to be removed by a dentist. Invisalign can be removed at any time, which can make life so much easier for you. Taking your Invisalign out when eating can help make mealtimes easier and prevent food from becoming trapped within your retainer. Removing the Invisalign retainer also makes it simpler for you to clean your teeth and maintain your oral hygiene. This means that you can easily keep your mouth clean and fresh ready for when you reveal your new smile to the world.