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Which Orthodontic Treatment Is Right for You?

WHICH ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT Is Right for You? INVISALIGN Overview Custom-made aligners correct orthodontic issues No wires or brackets Modern way to achieve a straighter smile Improvements are visible sooner + Benefits Clear aligners are nearly invisible No metal to irritate gums or cheeks Removable for eating, drinking, and cleaning V No food restrictions Fewer visits to the orthodontist needed O Treatable Issues Crowding Crossbite Overbite Open bite Underbite Spaces between teeth O Time Frame Average treatment time for adults is about a year Treatment time for teenagers is similar to treatment time with traditional braces Clear aligners can serve as retainers after treatment SIX MONTH SMILES Overview Fast alternative to traditional braces Clear braces are less visible than traditional braces V Focuses on moving the teeth that show when you smile Emphasizes cosmetic appearance over bite position + Benefits Low force moves teeth gently V Discreet clear braces V A great smile in less time V May be more economical than Invisalign or traditional braces Suitable for adults O Treatable Issues V Crooked teeth Spaces between teeth O Time Frame Six months! Retainers should be worn after the braces come off TRADITIONAL BRACES O Overview Metal brackets are bonded to teeth to correct orthodontic problems Wires attached to the brackets move teeth into position V Ligatures (small rubber bands) attach the wires to the brackets + Benefits Durable Will not become discolored Correct a wide range of orthodontic problems Suitable for children, teenagers, and adults O Treatable Issues Crowding Open bite Overbite V Crooked teeth Underbite v Gapped teeth v Crossbite V And more! Time Frame 1 to 3 years, depending on the severity of the orthodontic problem Retainers should be worn after the braces come off INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: Premete DENTAL ARTS A Healthy Life Starts with a Healthy Smile wwW.FAMILYDENTISTFREDERICK.COM Sources:

Which Orthodontic Treatment Is Right for You?

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Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, or traditional braces: How do patients choose? Learning about the advantages offered by each orthodontic treatment is the best way to figure out which is the right option...


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