You know that you need orthodontic treatment. Whether you have an issue with spacing, your bite or the alignment of your teeth, some serious shifting needs to happen in order to give you an amazing smile. While you’re not thrilled about the fact that you are going to need a treatment plan that may take up to two years, you know it will be worth it in the end. Not only will your smile look its best, but you will also be able to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean. As an added bonus, you’ll be less likely to have issues such as sleep apnea or TMJ disorders. Before you get started, consider the pros and cons of Invisalign® vs braces.
Why Choose Invisalign®?
If you’re concerned about your orthodontic treatment being noticeable, Invisalign® may be right for you. With Invisalign®, you will wear clear aligners made out of a medical-grade plastic. They’re durable and tailored to fit your mouth. They are changed for a new set every two weeks as your teeth adjust. Teens and adults like Invisalign® because the aligners are practically invisible. They can also be removed if there is a special function or sporting event taking place. The aligners must be worn at least 22 hours every day for the best outcome. They are intended for milder issues with your teeth. If you have major concerns, this option may not be the best option for you.
Why Choose Braces?
Depending on why you need orthodontic treatment, braces may be the ideal option for you. However, there are many alternatives for braces. You can opt for braces that are worn behind your teeth. Or if you are worried about how your braces will look, you can choose ceramic braces that match the color of your teeth or are clear. They will blend in, making you feel less self-conscious. Traditional braces with metal brackets and wires on the front of the teeth are another option. The only way to know what is the right fit for you is to talk with our orthodontist and weigh your options.
Make an Appointment with Our Orthodontist Today
If you have been seriously considering orthodontic treatment, set up a consultation at Runnels Orthodontics in Panama City or Destin. You will be able to look at all of your alternatives, weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each type of treatment. Ask our orthodontist about the length of treatment regarding Invisalign® vs braces. This is your chance to move forward and have a reason to flash those pearly whites every day. Runnels Orthodontics serves the following areas: Seaside, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Rosemary Beach, Panama City Beach, Freeport and Panama City. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about your options for orthodontic correction.