Are you considering improving your smile? Orthodontics is the process of aligning your teeth. Traditional braces are an option, but there are also some alternatives to teeth alignment. Some of these options will deliver faster results and are less of a hassle than traditional braces. At our office, we offer different types of braces – Traditional, Invisalign, ClearCorrect, and FastBraces. There are different advantages to each straightening option and your dentist can help you determine which is the best option for you!
ADVANTAGES OF TRADITIONAL BRACES
Traditional braces are tried and true. Metal brackets are a sturdy option which means less risk of damage to your appliance and less time spent in the orthodontist’s chair. Traditional braces are very cost-effective compared to other options. If your braces come with ligatures, you will be able to choose which color you want for your bands. This can be a fun way to personalize your braces every time you come in for an appointment! Braces exert a fair amount of force on the teeth so the adjustment takes less time than some alternatives.
CLEARCORRECT INVISIBLE BRACES
ClearCorrect braces involve a customized treatment plan of gradual adjustments that take your teeth from where they are currently to where you want them to be.
You will receive a custom set of aligners every four to six weeks as the teeth continue to shift. These aligners are to be worn for at least 22 hours every day. You will visit your dentist periodically for checkups to monitor your progress until you eventually have the straight smile you’ve always wanted.
BENEFITS OF CLEARCORRECT
The benefits of ClearCorrect braces are that they are removable, they are virtually invisible, and they are easy to maintain. You will be able to take them out to brush or floss and when you are eating. Most people will not even be able to tell that you are wearing them.
Fastbraces use white, tooth-colored brackets and wires that are hardly visible against your teeth. Therefore, there is no need to be self-conscious of metal wires or color bands. They can be used to correct gaps, spaces, crowded teeth, or even crooked teeth. If you struggle with any of these problems, you don’t have to worry. Fastbraces can fix your teeth in less time than traditional braces, and hardly anyone will know you’re wearing them.
ADVANTAGES OF FASTBRACES
Like traditional braces, Fastbraces use brackets and wires, so the basic mechanism to move your teeth is the same. They differ from traditional braces in that Fastbraces only focus on the teeth that are visible when you smile. This means that your teeth can be fixed in less time, since fewer teeth are being adjusted. Compared to traditional braces, you are fixing the look of your smile, specifically, rather than your bite and your smile. You can receive an amazing smile in hardly any time at all. So if your teeth function well, but look crooked, Fastbraces can help you.
Invisalign is a brand of clear aligners that straighten your teeth by using a series of custom-made mouthpieces. The aligners simply slip over your teeth and gradually shift their position over time. Each new mouthpiece is slightly different in order to create progressive results that bring you the perfect smile. These aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours each day in order to be effective. Invisalign is a great option for patients with mild cases of underbites, overbites, gaps, or crowding.
ADVANTAGES OF INVISALIGN®
One of the top advantages that patients love about Invisalign is that the aligners are virtually invisible. The mouthpieces are almost impossible to notice, so you have the option to keep your dental treatment to yourself. Invisalign is removable, making it possible to eat whatever you want and thoroughly clean your teeth after. No need to work extra hard with brushing and flossing around brackets and wires. Simply remove the mouthpiece and replace it when you’re done eating or cleaning. Invisalign is made from strong, durable material, so there is minimal risk of breaking them and delaying your treatment time. If you are looking for an easy and convenient option that produces incredible results, Invisalign could be the option for you.