You have problems with your teeth, mainly when it comes to their alignment. Your mouth simply does not have enough space. As a result of crowding, your teeth have shifted to the point that you don’t want to see your smile. Orthodontic treatment can resolve the problem. As you consider seeing an orthodontist, you have many options for treatment. Braces and Invisalign® are the most common alternatives.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® has become extremely popular in recent years. It is an alternative to traditional braces that can provide patients with similar results and a comparable length of time for treatment as well. When you choose Invisalign®, a set of clear aligners will be made to fit your teeth. The aligners are made from a medical-grade plastic that is safe for your mouth and durable.
Your aligners may be changed frequently as your teeth are gently shifted into the proper position. Many patients like Invisalign® for orthodontic treatment because the aligners are barely noticeable. They can be removed for oral hygiene, special occasions, and sporting activities.
Invisalign® aligners are smooth and will not cause irritation of the delicate tissues in the mouth. Invisalign® is recommended when there are no issues with the bite and problems with alignment are not major.
What’s the Difference with Braces?
When you think about braces, the first thing that comes to mind is metal brackets and wires. This is still the most common type of braces that are used for orthodontic correction. A combination of the wires and rubber bands around the brackets work together to shift teeth into the proper position. You can opt for traditional braces or braces with clear brackets.
You will also find that it is harder to keep your teeth clean with traditional braces. However, braces may be recommended for your course of orthodontic correction. It will all depend on your situation.
Visit the Orthodontist to Learn More About Your Options
An orthodontist will examine your teeth and talk with you about your choices in treatment. You will be able to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Find out how long it will take to get the smile you have always wanted and learn what you can expect once your orthodontic treatment begins.
Braces and Invisalign® are both effective in bringing the teeth into proper alignment. Your orthodontic correction will be tailored to meet your needs, no matter what type of treatment you choose. Make an appointment with Tenn Yuk Orthodontics today to discuss Invisalign® and braces.