There are more options than ever before to achieve a straight, beautiful smile. While traditional metal braces are still one of the most commonly used orthodontic treatments, Invisalign clear braces has experienced a significant increase in popularity in recent years. Which of these choices is right for you? The answer largely depends on your unique goals and orthodontic issues.
Metal braces have been the gold standard of orthodontic treatment for decades. However, today’s braces are smaller, lighter and more comfortable than ever before, providing a better overall experience throughout your treatment.
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth to their desired position. Each aligner in the series is worn for approximately 2 weeks. At the end of your treatment, you’ll enjoy the straight teeth you desire.
In general, Invisalign is most effective when used to correct mild to moderate bite alignment issues. If you experience more severe orthodontic issues, you will most likely need traditional braces to achieve the best possible results.
However, if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign, you may want to strongly consider this option since it offers a variety of benefits compared with traditional braces:
- The clear plastic aligners are virtually undetectable by others, eliminating the embarrassment often caused by having a “mouth full of metal.”
- The Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to eat all of your favorite foods without concern. You can also remove the aligners while you brush and floss, allowing you to maintain optimal levels of oral hygiene.
- The plastic aligners have no sharp edges, and they are customized to fit the unique contours of your mouth. This eliminates the irritation caused by the metal wires used in braces, ensuring optimal comfort.
- Since there are no wires that need to be tightened, you won’t have to visit our office as frequently as when you wear braces.
The best way to determine the right option for you is to speak with our dentists in person. During your initial consultation, Dr. Dannels and Dr. Novick will answer any questions you may have and recommend the ideal solution to deliver the straight, beautiful smile you desire.
Please contact boca Dental & Braces using the form on this page or call 702-456-0005 today to schedule an orthodontic consultation. We serve patients in Las Vegas, Henderson and the surrounding areas of Nevada.