There have never been more options available to invest in a straighter, healthier, and more attractive smile for children, teenagers, and adults. Traditional metallic braces are just one of several options available to correct common bite and alignment problems like crowding, overbite, open bite, crossbite, and excessive gaps and spacing. Dr. Jeff DiMariano, your dentist in Sacramento, CA, recommends Invisalign clear aligner trays for teenage and adult patients looking for a discreet and minimally invasive alternative to braces. Read on to learn more about the different types of braces!
The Traditional Orthodontic Treatments Available at Our Sacramento Office
Traditional braces are available in a few different styles depending on the patient's alignment needs and personal preference:
- Metallic braces with wires and brackets
- Ceramic braces (the clear version of wires and brackets for a more discreet look)
- Lingual braces (the appliances are placed on the back of the teeth so that they aren't visible)
- Self-ligating braces (they use clips instead of rubber bands for less pressure and adjustments)
The Benefits of Invisalign
Given that many older teenagers and adults are understandably reluctant to wear metallic braces for personal and professional reasons, Invisalign can be a good alternative to discreetly straighten your teeth.
Invisalign can correct many of the same issues as traditional braces, and it offers a number of additional benefits for qualified patients. The trays can be removed for up to two hours every day, allowing you to keep up your oral hygiene routine and enjoy the same foods and diet. In some cases, the length of treatment time is shorter with Invisalign. However, some orthodontic problems are too severe to warrant the use of Invisalign—depending on the type and severity of your bite problems, your dentist will recommend the best type of orthodontic appliance for your needs.
Interested? Give Us a Call!
To learn more about which orthodontic options is best for you, contact our Sacramento office today by calling (916) 929-3898 to schedule an appointment with Dr. DiMariano!