Riverside, CA, dentist offers orthodontic treatment including braces or Invisalign

In our last blog, we discussed how phase one treatment can help intercept orthodontic concerns early. After phase one treatment is completed, the next phase of alignment begins. You may need braces or another alignment option to correct your uneven teeth during this stage. There are many options available to help straighten your smile. Your Riverside, CA, dental team is here today to explore the differences between each method so you can better understand your options.

Traditional Braces Can Correct Many Concerns

When you think about orthodontic treatments, metal braces may be the first thing you envision. This option uses metal brackets and wires held in place with colorful bands to gradually shift your teeth into the proper placement. This is a popular method and can correct a wide range of issues, from overcrowded teeth to malocclusion. Since this option can address a variety of concerns, it is available for most patients in any age. Treatment time may vary between each person, but it will typically take around one to two years. During this time, you will come in every few weeks to adjust the wires as needed. Patients can pick the color used for bands to create a more customized treatment.

Metal brackets and wires may not be a preferable option for all patients. If you are looking for something more aesthetically appealing, we also offer gold or clear options that function the same way as the traditional method. This may be a helpful option for teenage or adult patients seeking orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign Offers An Undetectable Treatment Option

Invisalign clear aligners are a popular alternative to braces. This modern method uses clear trays to gradually shift your smile. Like traditional methods, this option may take around one to two years to complete. With Invisalign, you will be responsible for wearing your trays all day and taking proper care of them.  It can help address many of the same issues that brackets and wires can. Patients going through phase one orthodontic care may be eligible to have Invisalign First to address these early concerns. There are also specific trays for teenage patients and adults going through the alignment process. You will have a consultation with your orthodontist to discuss these options and decide if this option is right for you.

Talk To Our Team To Learn More

Are you ready to start your alignment treatment? Call your nearest Riverside Dental Group location today to schedule a consultation.

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 (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.