Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Many kids find it exciting to get braces – almost like it is a right of passage when growing up. Unfortunately, adults don’t generally feel this way when confronted with the need for braces later in life. Nothing screams teenager more than a mouth full of metal. Fortunately, modern technology and medical advances have brought about orthodontic alternatives to the traditional metal brackets and colorful rubber bands that we see most kids wearing when they smile with braces.
We Are A Registered Invisalign® Provider
Are you looking to correct bite issues, crowded teeth, or oddly spaced out teeth? Then braces or Invisalign may be right for you. But if you want to be able to eat whatever you want, take out your orthodontic appliance at any time, or even avoid the common discomforts that can accompany metal appliances, Invisalign is a phenomenal choice! These clear plastic aligners are custom-fit and nearly invisible.
It is important to follow the Invisalign procedure. If you are removing your Invisalign appliance often, you may be prolonging your treatment. For best results, Invisalign should be worn 20 to 22 hours per day. Further, Invisalign is not made for correcting extreme orthodontic issues.
Take a few minutes to take the Smile Assessment Quiz at invisalign.com to see if invisible braces are a good fit for you! Don’t forget to come back and schedule your appointment; odds are you’re a great fit!
Clear Braces | Orthodontic Alternatives
Just worried about getting braces off faster and in a less noticeable method than traditional metal braces? Consider clear braces. The brackets are the same size and shape as metal brackets, but they are transparent and easily blend in with your teeth. This allows your braces to be far less noticeable.
Remember that proper oral hygiene is necessary to ensure that the teeth do not stain around the brackets. Also, take proper care of the appliance so as not to break a bracket or wire. Check out our Orthodontic Cleaning Guide For Parents Who Aren’t Dentists page for more on how to take care of your oral appliances.
How to Choose The Orthodontic Solution You Need
Not sure which option is best for you? Your orthodontist will discuss all your options and help you decide which course of treatment is best for you or your child. Worried about aesthetics? Skip the lack of self-esteem that comes with an unwillingness to smile. Be proud of your teeth, even when braces are in progress. Consider Invisalign or clear braces.
Snodgrass-King Dental Associates is proud to see not only children, but also adult orthodontic patients. We offer Invisalign at each of our five locations. Generally speaking there should not be a significant time difference between traditional braces and Invisalign; however compliance with treatment is always a factor for the length of orthodontic treatment.
Ready to make a difference in your smile? Give us a call or easily request an appointment online today. You deserve to have a smile that boosts your confidence everyday.