Riverside, CA, dentist offers braces or Invisalign

Your Riverside, CA, dental team offers a variety of orthodontic treatment options because every patient has unique needs and preferences. Younger patients may benefit from traditional braces, and teenagers or adults may prefer a more discreet option. In today’s blog, we will be discussing the methods available.

Comparing Traditional And Esthetic Braces

In the past, there were not many options for orthodontic treatment. Today though, there are several methods available to choose from. Traditional braces consist of metal brackets and wires that help move your teeth into place. They are held in place with colorful rubber bands, which is what many people think of when they visualize this option. This traditional style is great for younger patients because the brackets and wires are durable and will not break easily.

Alternatively, there are esthetic ones as well. These may be gold or clear to give you a more visually appealing look. Esthetic braces are typically reserved for teenage or adult patients because the clear ones may be more brittle. This is great for patients who do not like the look of the stainless steel brackets but cannot get Invisalign.

Invisalign Gives You An Invisible Option

We offer Invisalign, too. This is a popular treatment method that helps straighten your teeth with the use of clear trays. This method is not suitable for younger patients because you will need to be responsible enough to wear the Invisalign trays every day for the majority of the day and change them when required. Your trays should only be removed when eating, drinking, and doing your daily oral hygiene routine. Teenage or adult patients may benefit from this option because it offers discretion and comfort. This method takes about the same amount of time as braces, which is about one to three years depending on your needs.

There are several clear aligner options out there. In our offices, we use Invisalign due to their positive reputation and quality. Unlike other methods that can be done at home, this treatment is orthodontist-monitored. If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, your dental team can help you. The cost and treatment time of Invisalign are very close to traditional braces.

Talk To Our Team Today To Learn More

If you have any questions, or would like to begin treatment, you can schedule your consultation with our team today by calling your nearest Riverside, CA, dental group location.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.