In an age where Invisalign® clear aligners are available from the dentist, adult patients often wonder if there is any need to even consider traditional braces. However, orthodontics is not all about how the device used looks.
When you trust your dental care to Village Park Family Dental, we perform a full evaluation of your needs. The soft tissues, gums, teeth, muscles and bones that give the mouth function are controlled by various mechanisms.
Understanding these mechanisms and how they impact the shape and alignment of your teeth and jaw is an important factor in determining the best treatment options in orthodontics.
Traditional Orthodontics Braces
The braces that most people immediately recognize are made up of attached metal bands and wires. These braces utilize gradual force to move teeth into a better position in the mouth. The most common type of orthodontics treatment for straightening teeth, stainless steel braces are still a popular choice for our patients.
At Village Park Family Dental, we believe choosing an orthodontics treatment that takes the mechanisms at play in the mouth into account is what’s best for our patients. Your dentist will provide a full assessment and give recommendations if traditional braces will provide the most beneficial results.
An orthodontics treatment plan is created for each patient, unique to his or her needs. We may suggest bonded brackets, which are attached to the front of the teeth, allowing your dentist to fasten the wires that put force on the teeth and correct alignment.
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontics procedure that uses clear braces. The braces are made from ceramic or plastic materials, which, combined with clear elastic tries, work to apply force that moves the teeth into a more desirable position. Both teens and adults may benefit from Invisalign aligners. Recommendations are made based on a full evaluation of the patient’s specific circumstances.
One of the key benefits of Invisalign is that the device is removable, allowing the patient to perform better oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing. If a patient plays a sport or an instrument that involves the mouth, there is also less risk of damaging the teeth, with Invisalign.
If you need advice on whether to choose orthodontics braces or Invisalign, Village Park Family Dental can provide you with our excellence and experience during your evaluation. Call our offices, today, to make an appointment and begin your journey towards straighter, healthier teeth.