Invisalign® Clear Braces and Traditional Metal Braces for Beautiful, Linear Smiles
People of all ages can achieve straighter and more attractive smiles with orthodontic help. Treatment options are designed to accommodate a variety of ages and stages. Both traditional braces and Invisalign® clean aligners each straighten teeth with outstanding results. Dentists assess each patient’s unique needs to determine which of these treatment methods will provide the most benefit.
Invisalign Clear Aligners Provide Discreet and Comfortable Straightening
Invisalign trays are transparent, offering a discreet straightening method that allows your natural teeth to shine through during treatment. Many professionals and older patients appreciate the straightening of their smiles with minimal interference to their appearance. The trays are also removable, allowing patients to attend special events like weddings, reunions, graduations or anniversaries with less noticeability.
These removable braces also do not impede the continuation of daily hygiene habits or routine professional exams and cleanings. There is no need to worry about uneven staining on teeth with this method, and the trays can double as whitening agents when bleaching gel is placed inside of them. Also, there are no diet restrictions with Invisalign braces, since they are removed during meals.
Patients receive their Invisalign trays in two dental visits. At the first appointment, the doctor will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a lab, where your customized trays are designed. Patients are also shown a three-dimensional computer-generated progression of the gradual alignment process of their teeth. This allows them to see the ultimate smile they will receive when treatment finishes.
At the second visit, the dentist provides you several sets of trays. Each set is replaced approximately every two weeks to further the progression. The plastic trays are soft and comfortable, and because they do not utilize brackets or wires, dental visits are less frequent and shorter in duration.
Traditional braces are sometimes recommended for patients with more significant malocclusion. They can move teeth vertically and offer some advantages for the orthopedic movement of tooth roots. In certain cases when a patient is experiencing severe headaches, as well as neck, shoulder, or jaw pain, traditional braces may be a better treatment option.
Many parents prefer traditional braces for their children because they are permanent. Young patients are still learning skills in personal responsibility, and removable braces can be easily forgotten or misplaced. Because many youths wear traditional braces, they have become an accepted fashion statement and choosing bright colorful rubber bands are an enjoyable part of the treatment process.
Contact Dr. Leo Shin and Dr. Timothy H. Barzegar in Newport Beach for Beautiful Smiles
Contact the dental office Dr. Leo Shin and Dr. Timothy H. Barzegar for more information on ways you can enhance your smile with orthodontic treatment. They will listen to your concerns and assess the unique condition of your smile to give you professional suggestions. They serve those in Newport Beach and surrounding communities with more uniform and attractive smiles.