Straighten Your Teeth with Braces or Aligners: What You Need to Know

If you're looking for a way to straighten your teeth, you may be considering braces or aligners. Both options are effective and can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted. But what are the differences between the two, and what special instructions do you need to follow when using either one? Read on to find out. Braces are fixed orthodontic appliances that use metal brackets and wires to move your teeth into the desired position. They are typically used for more complex cases, and require regular visits to the orthodontist for adjustments.

Brushing your teeth with braces can be difficult, as the recesses make it easier for bacteria to hide and multiply. To ensure the best possible results, only an orthodontist trained and certified by Align Technology can diagnose and treat with braces. Invisalign is a type of transparent aligner that is designed to be removed every time you eat. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment does not use metal braces or wires that can cause irritation in the mouth. Invisalign is the perfect solution for both adults and teens, and Invisalign Teen has some additional features that make orthodontic treatment more comfortable and effective for teens. To keep your teeth healthy while wearing braces or aligners, it's important to brush and floss regularly.

We recommend using an interdental toothbrush and dental floss after meals, in addition to your twice-daily routine. Our team will provide you with specific instructions on brushing and flossing when you place your retainer. We'll also highlight foods to avoid and additional care instructions. Research has shown that treatment outcomes with Invisalign are as stable and long-term as those of treatment with conventional orthodontic appliances. Sophisticated diagnostic imaging software then creates a digital representation of the bite, while aligners are custom-made for you.

When it comes to straightening your teeth, both braces and aligners are accurate and effective in their treatment. To find out if you're eligible to receive Invisalign or braces, just schedule an appointment with The Braces Place and we'll discuss your treatment options after your initial consultation. With the right care instructions, you can achieve a beautiful smile with either braces or aligners.

Callie Bawcombe
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