Invisalign is a modern dental solution for straightening teeth that has taken the world by storm. This clear aligner system is custom-made for each patient and fits snugly over the teeth like a gum shield, providing both comfort and convenience while achieving the desired outcome of a great smile. 

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is almost invisible, so people can go through their treatment without feeling embarrassed or self-conscious. It has become especially popular among adults who want to improve their smiles without looking like they’re wearing braces. 

Patients report excellent results with this system, making it a terrific choice for a wide variety of orthodontic needs.

Traditional Braces: Metal braces have been used for many years and are still an effective way to reposition teeth.

Traditional metal braces have been used for many years to correct tooth positioning issues and are a reliable and well-established orthodontic treatment. They are typically made of stainless steel brackets that are adhered to the patient’s front teeth and connected by wires. 

Traditional braces may require certain lifestyle modifications; however, they can provide excellent results in just 18 months on average. 

Both children and adults should take advantage of the many enhancements modern orthodontic technology has brought to traditional braces, such as lighter brackets and more available color combinations, making them an even more attractive option for those who want a straight smile without sacrificing fashion or function.

Ceramic braces are made of ceramic material and blend in with the natural color of the teeth.

Ceramic braces are an increasingly popular option for those looking to get orthodontic treatment due to their aesthetic appeal. This type of brace is made from ceramic and will blend into the natural color of your teeth, making them less obtrusive when you smile. 

These braces can be used in combination with other types of braces, such as metal ones, or they can be worn on their own. With this treatment, you can adjust your eating habits and brushing routine like normal, as the ceramic material itself is extremely durable and designed to withstand wear during everyday activities. 

The color choices now also make it possible for you to customize your ceramic braces so that they reflect your personal style.

Surgical orthodontics: This type of treatment is usually reserved for more severe cases where traditional braces or Invisalign alone will not be effective.

Surgical orthodontics is an orthodontic treatment that is typically reserved for cases where traditional braces and Invisalign are insufficient to correct teeth alignment issues.This type of treatment requires additional surgical procedures, such as jaw repositioning and tissue expansion, to fully correct the issue. 

Surgical orthodontics can be useful in treating severe crowding, underbites, crossbites, protruding front teeth, open bites, and extreme overbites. 

This specialized form of orthodontic treatment usually has a longer duration than other methods due to its complex nature but can be extremely effective in properly aligning teeth for long-term oral health benefits.

Retainers: After the completion of orthodontic treatment, retainers are often used to keep teeth in their new position.

After successful orthodontic treatment, retainers can be an effective tool for maintaining the results. Wearing a retainer is highly recommended to ensure your newly straightened teeth are not slowly pushed out of their correct alignment. Retainers are typically customized and comfortably fit each individual’s mouth. 

After wearing the device according to your orthodontist’s instructions, most people will find they can adjust to their retainers quickly and easily. With proper maintenance, your new smile can last through years of use.

If you are considering orthodontic treatment for your child, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of each type of braces to determine which option is best for them. Our pediatric dentists at our practice can help you make this decision based on your child’s individual needs. 

We offer a variety of orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign, traditional braces, ceramic braces, and surgical orthodontics, so we are sure to have a solution that fits your family’s needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of each type of brace.