Do you want beautiful straight teeth for your child or yourself?
First, there are some basic questions that need to be considered.
How old is the patient? Is the problem too much or too little space?
Is there significant differences in sizes of the 2 jaws? What does the profile look like?How much gum shows when smiling? Are the teeth intact or are there lots of cavities, discolorations, or fillings? How much time are we willing to take?
Braces: Braces are usually the best bet for most teenagers and for those adults with more moderate to severe space or crowding problems. There are different systems of braces that work differently. While great results are achievable with all systems, braces are often more comfortable and faster than the most commonly used system.
Clear Aligners: Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are a great option for older teens or adults who want to move their teeth without braces. Clear aligners are removable for eating and brushing. A new aligner is put into use every 2 to 3 weeks until the treatment is done. Clear aligners work great for mild to moderate problems, but are less desirable for complex ones.
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