When your teeth are misaligned or crooked, you may find yourself hiding your smile. You may also be wondering which orthodontic treatment can help you. Both braces and Invisalign® can correct the placement of your teeth for a healthier mouth and a brighter smile. While metal braces come with a number of different drawbacks, they are still the best option for certain people and situations. Invisalign® is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth that doesn’t come with some of the downsides found with braces. It may be the best teeth straightening option for you, but you won’t know for sure until you come in for a consultation.

A Closer Look at Invisalign®

Invisalign® provides clear braces that are barely visible. You can wear them without detection and won’t have to deal with a mouth full of metal bands and wires. They are definitely much more attractive than traditional metal braces, and you can wear them with total confidence.

When you have metal braces, you are limited to eating certain types of food. When you opt for Invisalign®, however, you can eat candy, corn on the cob and popcorn without fear and can even chew gum after a meal to freshen your breath. You can take the clear braces off for brief time periods to drink or eat, and this will not compromise your treatment. Metal braces, on the other hand, are there to stay until they are professionally removed once the orthodontic treatment plan has been completed.

It’s difficult to floss and brush your teeth properly when you are wearing traditional braces. Invisalign® aligners are smooth without any protruding or sharp edges, and they can be removed when it’s time to brush and floss your teeth. They are the best option available for braces in terms of oral hygiene. However, as we previously mentioned, they aren’t right for every situation. That’s one of the many reasons why a consultation is so important. During this meeting, an evaluation can be made, and our orthodontist can determine which orthodontic treatment is likely to give you the best results in the shortest period of time.

Learn More About Your Options

Book a consultation at Unique Orthodontics to talk to our professionals about your options regarding orthodontic treatment. For your convenience, we have locations in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Clovis. Contact us today to set up your appointment and get started. We look forward to speaking with you!

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