If you are considering getting braces, or you are considering options for your child, knowing what’s out there is important. Dr Wong can help you choose the perfect solution. Generally, there are two types of appliances orthodontists use, these are braces or aligners.
Are Traditional Braces or Lingual Braces the Right Choice For You?
Braces are fixed to the teeth, and because of their design, cannot be removed by the patient during treatment. Over the years traditional braces have gained a reputation for being less visually appealing, and are often replaced by more aesthetic choices like lingual braces.
Traditional braces and lingual braces are great options for severe overcrowding or crooked teeth. They are also great for correcting underbites and overbites, as well as jaw issues. Depending on the severity of your specific case, will depend on how long you have to wear your braces.
Are Clear Aligners the Clear Choice?
Clear aligners don’t involve wires or brackets, and are used to treat less severe cases. There are quite a few advantages to clear aligners, the first being the aesthetically appealing and subtle design. One of the best things about clear aligners though, is that they can be removed by the patient during treatment. This means, that unlike traditional braces and lingual braces, you don’t have to wear clear aligners the entire time during the treatment period. Because you can take them out, clear aligners are great for when you know special occasion is coming up.
Another advantage to clear aligners, is because of their removable design, they are very easy to clean. Something you should be aware of however, is that you need to take clean aligners out every time you eat.
Dr Wong has decades of experience in the orthodontics industry. At Invisible Lingual Braces we know that trying to find the best orthodontics treatment can be overwhelming. The friendly staff at Invisible Lingual Braces are more than happy to answer any queries you may have. Call us today to book a consultation, and discover which choice is right for your teeth.