Orthodontic treatments that use either braces or clear plastic trays are just few of the many techniques used by dental professionals in straightening the teeth of their patients. They straighten teeth to give them an ideal position, improve their look, and promote proper function. Invisalign/Clear path utilizes a set of clear plastic trays as a means of achieving the position. Traditional braces, on the other hand, usually make use of metal wires with an aim of getting the most ideal movement or position for the teeth.
An orthodontist is responsible for affixing the dental braces onto the teeth. Dental braces can correct even the most complicated issues in aligning the teeth. The braces are not only esthetically pleasing, but functional as well. These are beneficial in closing gaps and correcting crooked teeth.
Ultimately the orthodontist determines the specific need in each case and decides which one will meet that need in the best way for your patient.