AT BRISTOL PARK DENTAL in Williston, Vermont, we offer clear aligners like Invisalign and Sure Smile. These days, traditional wire braces are more streamlined and discreet, but clear aligners have become increasingly popular for orthodontic treatment. How can you know which option is right for you? Here are a few questions you can ask to find out.
1. What Orthodontic Problems Does Invisalign Correct?
Clear aligners are great for correcting issues with dental crowding, and attachments can be added to address malocclusions (bad bites). However, they lack the leverage of traditional braces for correcting severe problems with the bite or crowding. For those, you’ll usually still need traditional braces from the orthodontist. At our practice, we usually recommend Sure Smile over Invisalign because the aligners are easier to work with and produce better results.
2. How Long Will Treatment Take?
Treatment time with invisible aligners tends to be about the same as with traditional braces. How long it takes depends much more on what kind of issue is being corrected than what type of orthodontic treatment you’re using. Some problems simply take more time to correct, but no matter what, it’s worth it in the end!
3. Do Clear Aligners Work for Adults?
Invisible aligners are a great option for adults seeking to straighten their smiles. Traditional wire braces aren’t a very appealing prospect for many adults, because culturally we tend to associate them with teenagers. However, these aligners are barely noticeable. They also don’t have the same teenage connotation, so adults can wear them without any worries!
4. What Should I Expect With My Treatment?
Treatment works in stages. You’ll receive a series of custom-designed aligners that each move your teeth closer towards the final goal. Similar to how traditional braces patients come in on a regular basis to have their progress assessed and their braces adjusted, invisible aligner patients will receive their next set of aligner trays each time until they’re done. For either type of treatment, it’s important not to miss those orthodontist appointments!
Still Have Questions? Just Ask Us!
Anyone who is seriously considering getting orthodontic treatment — clear aligners or traditional wire braces — surely has more than these four questions to ask, but that’s what we’re here for! Simply schedule an initial consultation appointment with us and together we’ll be able to find out which type of treatment is perfect for you! You can learn more about our Williston, Vermont practice on our business page, and make sure to check the map for directions before you head our way. Check this map for directions to our Bristol location.