If you are new to the world of seeking professional orthodontic treatment, your dentist has most likely explained two main options to you. Conventional metal braces in plastic aligners both work to give you a healthy-looking and aligned smile. In order to truly make the right decision for you and your circumstances, it’s important to know the difference between each treatment. And today’s article we will discuss traditional orthodontic treatment versus new-age Invisalign treatment.
Begin by taking a look at how traditional metal braces work. Braces are composed of a series of wires placed in the mouth in conjunction with brackets that cause pressure to shift your teeth into the ideal alignment. Treatment typically takes about 2 years, and throughout these years your brackets and wires remain in the same place. It’s important to note that with Invisalign, trays are often switched out after a two-week period. For the busy patient, having to brush and clean your aligners between meals can prove to be a hard task. However, with braces, you do need a change of diet and oral hygiene to keep your teeth clean and avoid damaging the brackets and wires.
Invisalign works simply to shift your teeth into the ideal position using a series of clear alignment trays. Each set of these align aligners brings you one step closer to your ideal smile. Each set of trays is worn for about 2 weeks at a time as the gradual shifting of your teeth continues throughout a 6 to 18 month period.
To be 100% sure about which orthodontic treatment is right for you, it is important to speak with your dental professional. Your orthodontist will be able to give you more facts concerning the details of each treatment. Through talking together, we’re sure that the right orthodontic treatment is not too far away. If you still have questions about each alignment process, feel free to give us at Vayner Family Dentistry a call, and anyone at our Fairfield, CT office would love to schedule a consultation appointment for you or a family member.