Friday, May 20, 2016

Metal vs. Invisalign®: What Works of You?

If you or your children are in need of straighter teeth, you might be looking into standard metal braces. In order to help you get the smile of your dreams, Premier Dental Center offers Invisalign®, a clear braces alternative to traditional orthodontics. There are several key differences between the traditional, metallic braces and the clear, plastic braces our practice offers, including:

Comfort and Appearance
Metal brackets and wires can be bulky and irritating, making traditional braces an uncomfortable experience. In terms of visibility and sensation, you may find yourself preferring a more discreet solution. Invisalign® is practically unnoticeable, making it ideal for patients who want to achieve a straighter smile discreetly.

Diet and Hygiene
Traditional metal braces can get food stuck in between the brackets and wires, and they require greater vigilance to remain clean and prevent plaque buildup. Due to the dental health risks associated with plaque and tartar accumulation, you often have to limit your diet with metal braces to prevent that food from getting trapped in the braces and increasing your chances of oral health issues.

Because Invisalign® aligners are removable, patients don’t have to worry about checking brackets and wires for leftover food particles or excessive plaque build-up. Rather, patients are able to brush and floss their teeth as they would normally, simply adding on aligner cleaning into their daily hygiene routine. So long as you remember to remove the aligners before eating and clean them regularly, you can continue to eat whatever you want and brush and floss as easily as before.

In some circumstances where comprehensive jaw and bite movement is necessary in order to straighten the smile, traditional braces may be a more effective treatment option than Invisalign®. Depending on your health and function needs, our Pembroke Pines orthodontist will develop a treatment solution that helps enhance your overall smile.

Call Us Today!
Premier Dental Center is proud to offer Invisalign® and traditional orthodontic services at our Pembroke Pines location. Contact your Pembroke Pines orthodontist today!

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