AT MY ORTHODONTIST, we offer both traditional braces and Invisalign. These days, traditional wire braces are more streamlined and discreet, but the option that has become increasingly popular for orthodontic treatment is Invisalign. How can you know if this option is right for you? Here are a few questions you can ask to find out.
1. What Orthodontic Problems Does Invisalign Correct?
Invisalign aligners are great for correcting issues with dental crowding, and attachments can be added to address malocclusions (bad bites). However, they lack the leverage of traditional braces for correcting severe problems with the bite or crowding. For those, you’ll still need traditional braces.
2. How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?
Treatment time with invisible aligners tends to be about the same as with traditional braces. How long it takes depends much more on what kind of issue is being corrected than what type of orthodontic treatment you’re using. Some problems simply take more time to correct, but no matter what, it’s worth it in the end!
3. Does Invisalign Work for Adults?
Invisible aligners are a great option for adults seeking to straighten their smiles. Traditional wire braces aren’t a very appealing prospect for many adults, because culturally we tend to associate them with teenagers. However, these aligners are barely noticeable. They also don’t have the same teenage connotation, so adults can wear them without any worries!
4. What Should I Expect With My Treatment?
Invisalign works in stages. You’ll receive a series of custom-designed aligners that each move your teeth closer towards the final goal. Similar to how traditional braces patients come in on a regular basis to have their progress assessed and their braces adjusted, invisible aligner patients will receive their next set of aligner trays each time until they’re done. For either type of treatment, it’s important not to miss those appointments!
Still Have Questions? Just Ask Us!
Anyone who is seriously considering getting orthodontic treatment — Invisalign or traditional wire braces — surely has more than these four questions to ask, but that’s what we’re here for! Simply schedule an initial consultation appointment with us and together we’ll be able to find out which type of treatment is perfect for you! You can learn more about our practice on our business page, and make sure to check the map for directions before you head our way.