November 12, 2016
The one thing this world is not lacking is choice. A quick trip to the grocery store will easily illustrate this. You have choices for everything these days, and this includes what you choose to straighten your teeth. They have been crooked long enough, and it’s time for a change. Should you go with traditional braces or Invisalign? Which would be best for you? Your orthodontist in Glenpool, OK at Complete Cosmetic Care Dentistry wants you to know a little more about your options so that you can be confident in your decision.
Traditional metal braces in Glenpool, OK are one of the most reliable ways you can straighten your teeth. They have decades of smiles that show how effective they are. The metal braces of today are much different than the ones you’re probably thinking of. They are noticeably smaller and more comfortable than ever before.
They are the same in that they can still fix a wide array of orthodontic issues. They utilize a system of brackets and wires to straighten your teeth over the course of 12-24 months. The wires are slightly tightened every few weeks, and this tension is what will straighten your smile. Metal braces are consistent and dependable, and this is why Dr. Mohanna and Dr. Georgy often recommend them today.
Tooth-colored braces offer the same results as metal braces while being more cosmetically focused. The brackets and wires are clear or tooth-colored, making them blend with your teeth better. They are best for patients who want to lessen the appearance of metal braces, but still want the benefits.
One of the most advanced orthodontic treatments available today is Invisalign. It completely does away with brackets and wires in lieu of a series of clear plastic aligner trays that easily slip over the teeth. Many patients prefer Invisalign over braces because it does not affect their appearance. Also, the trays are easily removable, allowing patients to eat and clean their teeth normally. The smooth plastic fits comfortably against the gums and lips, unlike braces which often cause irritation. Invisalign is able to offer patients a solution that is both medically and cosmetically ideal.
Which One Should I Get?
The best way to choose your orthodontic treatment is to make an appointment with your dentist in Glenpool, OK at Complete Cosmetic Care Dentistry. This will let Dr. Mohanna and Dr. Georgy evaluate your teeth and mouth to see which solution you should get.
You can be sure that the one they will choose is correct because they now use the ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH® OP300 Maxio. This is a high tech scanner that enables them to create an extremely detailed 3D image of your teeth and surrounding structures. This gives them the kind of information that will help them be certain about which treatment is right for you.
If you would like to know more about your orthodontic options and want to start getting straighter teeth today, please don’t wait to give us a call.
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