STARTING ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT is a big, important step. With all the different types of orthodontic appliances available, it can also be a confusing one, but that’s why we’re dedicating a post to letting you know the pros and cons of the each type and helping you determine what will be best for you.
IF YOU WANTED TO STRAIGHTEN your teeth back in the day, you really only had one option–traditional metal braces. The science of orthodontics has evolved significantly in recent years, allowing our patients to have a variety of different options when it comes to how they would like to have their teeth straightened and what is most convenient for them. Invisalign Treatment Provides Many Benefits
As the name implies, Invisalign trays are nearly invisible, allowing you to go throughout your daily activities with most people being unaware that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment! The aligners are custom-made for you, ensuring a perfect, comfortable fit.
Of course one of the best perks of choosing Invisalign is being able to eat whatever you want! Because you can take your aligners off while eating and drinking, you don’t have to worry about staying away from the foods that you love. Invisalign trays also don’t affect your oral hygiene routine like traditional braces do. You can brush and floss as you normally would! With Invisalign, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to get the smile you’ve always wanted.
And even though we love to see you, patients with Invisalign generally need to come in less frequently than our other orthodontic patients. If you have a busy schedule but still want to improve your smile, Invisalign might be just the thing for you!
Traditional Wire Braces
CLEAR BRACES LOOK GREAT. Clear ceramic braces have been available to orthodontists since the 1980s. Gorgeous to look at, the surface of clear ceramic braces are far from ideal for fast and efficient orthodontic treatment. Clear Braces Are Made From Different Materials. Made of polycrystalline ceramics, clear braces have a rougher surface than steel brackets. This rough surface of clear braces can nick and penetrate the wire and prevent teeth from sliding as quickly as possible during orthodontic tooth movement. In this way, clear braces slow down orthodontic treatment by increasing resistance and increasing the wire bracket friction.
Clear Braces Offer No Real Treatment Advantage Over Metal Braces. To a real orthodontists, other than their transparent appearance and patient preference, there is no treatment advantage to using clear braces over metal braces. Clear braces are not new or “high tech.” The choice of clear braces is strictly the personal choice of the patient.
Come To See Us!
With multiple options to choose from and many different things to consider, you don’t need to make the decision alone! Schedule your consultation with Dr Rodriguez, so that we can develop a plan to get you the beautiful, properly aligned smile you deserve. Call us on (07) 4840 2832