Invisalign® Treatment or Traditional Braces. Which Is Right For You?

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Our dentists at Made Ya Smile of Pearland, TX are proud to offer orthodontic services to our clients. We offer traditional braces for people who have significant correction needs. We also provide Invisalign treatment options for other patients.

But you may be curious about which of these options is suitable for your use. Here’s a look at these two choices and how they differ from each other. The right choice for you will vary over your situation.

Understanding Invisalign treatment

Invisalign is a good treatment solution worth exploring. Invisalign is a unique advancement in orthodontics that doesn’t require brackets, wires, elastic materials, or other fragile items.

Invisalign uses clear aligners that go over your teeth. You’ll wear these aligners for at least twenty hours a day on average. You can remove these aligners for eating and other activities. You’ll also have to replace the aligners every few weeks with new ones to help you continue forward with the treatment process.

Invisalign is for patients with minor orthodontic needs. It can correct overbite or underbite problems, plus it can fix teeth that are slightly crooked or rotated. You can also fix gaps or spaces between the teeth or overcrowded areas.

You’ll require follow-up visits every month or two to see how well the procedure works. It can take about twelve to eighteen months to complete the Invisalign system, although the timing will vary by person.

Exploring traditional braces

You can also use traditional metal braces if you have more substantial orthodontic needs. These braces will include wires and brackets that go over the teeth and force the teeth into the correct positions. A dentist will review your braces every month or two and tighten them or adjust them further to ensure the braces apply enough force on the teeth to fix them.

Braces are helpful for significant orthodontic needs. People with substantial tooth alignment issues like rotated or turned teeth can use these braces. Braces also work for teeth that protrude outward or situations where the overbite or underbite is too substantial.

It takes longer to use braces than Invisalign. You could spend two to three years using traditional braces, although some smaller issues can be fixed sooner.

Choose what works best for you!

Our team at Made Ya Smile of Pearland, TX can review your teeth and determine if you require traditional braces or an Invisalign treatment. Invisalign works for you if you have minor orthodontic needs. But Invisalign is best if you have the discipline necessary for handling your aligners. You’ll also need to follow the rules surrounding how to clean and maintain your aligners, plus there’s a need to be attentive to your aligner schedule. These materials require regular replacing to ensure they remain functional.

Braces are best if you have several orthodontic concerns. Whereas Invisalign is for targeted needs, braces focus on all the problems you have. But you will require the right discipline for having a proper diet and brushing your teeth well, as the wires and brackets for your braces can get in the way of many things.

If you are looking to restore your smile, reach out to us today for our orthodontic options

You deserve to have the smile of your dreams and we can help make those dreams come true. Contact us at Made Ya Smile Pearland, TX to help you correct your teeth with traditional braces or Invisalign treatment. Our expert dentists can address all of your dental needs in a one-stop shop.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.

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