What is the Best Treatment Option for Me – Braces of Invisalign?

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How Do I Know Which Treatment is the Best for My Smile?

Orthodontic treatment is a wonderful option to correct your smile and align your bite, but when it comes to choosing a treatment, how can you be sure you’ve opted for the right one?

Everett, Washington – Your smile says a lot about who you are, and at Silver Lake Orthodontics, we specialize in making sure you’re telling people the right thing. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, there is a lot to think about, but one of the most important is which treatment will be the best option for you.

Today, there are a lot of treatment options to choose from, so it can be hard to know which is best for you. Two of the most popular are standard bracket and wire braces and Invisalign. Each has their advantages and disadvantages, so how can you decide which is right for you?”

Dr. Fedora Katz of Silver Lake Orthodontics breaks down each option, explaining the advantages and disadvantages to each.

Metal Braces

There is a reason why metal braces are still commonly used today. They are efficient and effective – and the friendliest to your budget. The treatment is ideal for all patients because the braces can apply the force necessary to transform even the most difficult malocclusion.

The good news is, braces have come a long way. No longer do our patients have to worry about being called a metal mouth. Today’s brackets are sleeker than ever, and you can even opt for clear or ceramic brackets that will blend in with your natural smile.

And if you want the efficiency of metal braces paired with the highest level of discretion, there are even lingual braces that fit along the tongue side of your teeth. These braces are completely invisible to others, yet offer the dependency people have come to trust with metal braces.

But, there is  of course a downside, as with anything in life. Traditional bracket and wire braces, unless you opt for the lingual version, will be visible to others. Metal braces are the strongest and most efficient type of braces, but they are also the most visible to others.

Bracket and wire braces also require you to avoid certain foods during your treatment. Some foods, such as those that are too sticky, crunchy, hard or chewy, can damage the brackets and wires, so you have to take care to avoid them.

You also have to pay close attention to your oral care. The brackets and wires create a lot of nooks and crannies where food debris can hide, so pay careful attention when brushing and flossing.

 

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