Nowadays, you have a choice when it comes to braces, and at Mark Lowe Orthodontics we’re pleased to help you determine the best choice for you with an orthodontic evaluation. Metal braces have come a long way and they are one option you have from our Clovis orthodontist. The other is the system of clear aligners known as Invisalign.
You may look in the mirror and see crooked or misaligned teeth and want to do something about it. Certainly, there is a cosmetic factor, but teeth that are not positioned properly, along with jaws that are not aligned as they should be, are not good for your oral health, either. You can experience discomfort and your ability to floss effectively can be compromised, thereby putting you at greater risk for tooth decay or gum disease. Today’s metal braces are lighter, more streamlined, and look better than the ones of the past. Our Clovis orthodontist may recommend them as the preferred selection for especially difficult cases of teeth alignment. Or you may prefer them for other reasons, such as the fact that they are not removable. Not everyone trusts themselves to have the discipline to leave braces in when they have the option of taking them out. Which brings us to Invisalign. In many cases, you can get the very same benefits from it as you do from metal braces. But the biggest benefit is that because Invisalign is made from clear plastic, it’s virtually invisible. You won’t have to worry about feeling self-conscious. As mentioned, they are removable so you can take the aligner out to eat, brush, and floss. Otherwise, it stays in all the time, just like metal braces do. Invisalign is also typically more comfortable, not digging into your gums or causing any possible mouth irritation.
Schedule an orthodontic evaluation with our Clovis orthodontist to find out which type of braces is best suited to your needs and preferences.