Most people think of metal braces when they hear the word orthodontics. Metal braces of years past were bulky, uncomfortable appliances. Modern braces are much smaller, thinner and less noticeable. Made of high-grade stainless steel brackets and arch wires, metal braces are also more comfortable to wear. An alternative to metal is ceramic braces. Ceramic or porcelain is less visible and usually recommended for older teens or adults.
More and more people are choosing Invisalign to straighten their teeth. The Invisalign system corrects teeth misalignment using clear, removable aligners or mouthpieces. The aligners look like whitening trays that slide over your teeth, except that they are nearly invisible. You can also remove them before eating or brushing your teeth and for special occasions when you want to look your best. There is no metal to harm your mouth and no frequent adjustments. It’s perfect for teenagers, adults and working professionals.
During the consultation, you and your dentist will discuss what you want to achieve with your smile. The dentist will then perform a comprehensive mouth exam to determine the best teeth straightening option for you. If you choose Invisalign, you can see how your ideal smile will look before treatment even begins!