In a recent blog, we talked about the benefits of aligning crooked teeth with traditional braces. For some people though, having metal brackets and wires is not the most ideal way to repair your smile. That is why at Riverside Dental Group in California, we offer Invisalign as an alternative to braces. If you want to learn more about this option, read more in our blog.
Invisalign Vs Braces
There are very apparent visual differences when it comes to traditional braces and Invisalign. Braces usually have metal or ceramic brackets, wires, and rubber bands of your color that hold everything in place. In contrast, Invisalign is a set of clear aligners. Besides the appearance of these two orthodontic options, the process is slightly different as well.
How Clear Aligners Work
Invisalign works by having a set of clear aligners that you will periodically change as instructed by your dentist. To get your first set of trays, you will need to have a consultation with your dentist. Not everyone is a suitable candidate for this option. You will need to be responsible enough to know to take out the retainers when eating and drinking and change them at the proper times, and your alignment problems cannot be too severe.
Instead of visiting your orthodontist every six to eight weeks as you would with braces, you will oversee moving on to the next set of aligners by yourself. You will still need to visit your dentist twice a year to keep up with your oral health and your orthodontist to be sure that your teeth are moving correctly.
Choosing The Best Option
Everybody is different, and when it comes to choosing the best straightening treatment there is no wrong option. For some people, traditional braces may be the best option. If you have more severe problems with your bite or overcrowding issues, braces will fix this problem the best. We recommend Invisalign to patients who have more minimal alignment issues or to people going through this process as adults.
Start The Process Today!
The only wrong solution is not straightening your teeth at all. Leaving overcrowding alone, or ignoring gaps and spacing issues, can negatively impact your speech, chewing, and other problems.
To schedule an appointment, call any of our dental offices near you:
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.