There are two main types of orthodontic treatment options: traditional braces and clear aligners. Both methods are effective at correcting crooked teeth and improving overall oral health. The choice between these treatments depends largely on personal preference and budget.
For many years, metal braces were considered the gold standard for straightening teeth. But now you have a new orthodontic treatment available to give you a beautiful, straight smile without braces: Invisalign clear aligners.
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth. Each set of these transparent aligners gradually shifts the teeth into place over time. Every week or two, patients remove them and replace them with new ones until the desired result has been achieved. They’re an excellent alternative to traditional braces for those who want to straighten their teeth in a comfortable, discreet manner.
Invisalign and braces both work to correct misaligned teeth over time. Both options can correct:
Invisalign used to correct mild to moderate orthodontic issues, whereas braces treatment is usually recommended for more severe cases.
Most orthodontic insurance plans will cover all or part of the cost of braces or Invisalign, but you should check with your insurance provider to find out the details of your benefits.
While both options have the same end goal, there are several differences between the two orthodontic treatments. You should carefully consider these differences when you and your dentist discuss which treatment plan will work best for you.
Both teenagers and adults can be good candidates for Invisalign orthodontic treatment. The best candidates will have mild to moderate misalignments. You must be responsible enough to keep them in for the recommended amount of time and keep track of them so they don't get lost.
We know that straight teeth and a beautiful smile are important, and we’re committed to helping you find the right treatment plan to meet your needs. Schedule a consultation with our dentist and we’ll help you make an informed decision about which option is best for you. Call Smile Lake Anna today to start your journey to straighter teeth and a perfect smile!