August 29, 2018
When you look in the mirror, does your focus instantly turn to your misaligned teeth? Maybe you suffer from jaw pain from a poorly aligned bite? To improve your confidence and quality of life, you now have several options for orthodontic treatments. In addition to traditional metal braces, you can also choose Invisalign in Coral Gables, but which is the best option? Although both are effective for moving the teeth, there are clear differences between the two.
Traditional Braces vs. Invisalign
Traditional braces have been used for more than 100 years because they are effective for treating even the most complex alignment and malocclusion issues. By attaching brackets and wires to the teeth, adjustments are made to the wire over time to gradually pull the teeth into a more ideal position.
This system offers added strength and durability during the treatment process while remaining affordable. Now, new advancements allow them to be less noticeable with the use of tooth-colored brackets.
While they are effective, many are often concerned about their appearance and dietary restrictions. As an alternative, many are now visiting their cosmetic dentist in Coral Gables for Invisalign. The FDA-approved treatment uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth. They are moved into position without the appearance or restriction of metal braces.
In addition to being less noticeable, Invisalign also offers a shorter treatment length. On average, it only takes about a year to complete the series of aligners. During this time, you will enjoy added comfort and convenience because the aligners are removable so there are no restrictions to your diet or oral hygiene routine.
Which is Right for Me?
Both Invisalign and traditional braces can be used on a wide range of candidates; however, if you suffer from severely rotated teeth, or from TMJ, clear braces in Coral Gables may not be suitable for you. After performing a comprehensive consultation and discussing your lifestyle, your dentist will help to determine which orthodontic system will best meet your needs.
Get a Straight Smile Today
If you are ready to love the smile that you see in the mirror, take the first step. Schedule a consultation with your dentist today.
About Dr. Jose A. Bushdid
Dr. Jose A. Bushdid is committed to creating healthy, beautiful smiles. In addition to general dentistry, he offers many areas of specialized care, including orthodontics. If you are interested in improving the alignment of your teeth and bite, he offers the solutions you need for a straight smile. Contact Bushdid Smiles today to schedule your consultation.
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