The Apple Valley dentists at Dakota Dental want patients to achieve their best possible smile. From regular checkups and teeth cleanings to a total smile makeover, Dakota Dental has many dental services for patients to get a great smile. One of the most dramatic ways to improve a smile is to straighten it, whether through traditional braces or through Invisalign.
Straightening teeth not only improves a smile cosmetically, but it also helps correct bite issues as well. Traditional braces consist of wire and metal brackets, and are affixed to the front of the teeth. Traditional braces are especially helpful for more complex teeth issues, from large gaps, fixing bites, and fixing crooked or crowded teeth. Traditional braces can also move the teeth faster than Invisalign, though the treatment plans for Invisalign can be shorter.
Invisalign is a set of clear trays that are custom-made for each individual patient. They are comfortable, removable, and are typically changed out every two weeks. A benefit of Invisalign is, as its name implies, that it is virtually invisible, making Invisalign a great option for adult patients. Invisalign is typically known for fixing cosmetic issues but can also treat malocclusions that are more difficult to see.
Understanding the difference between traditional braces and Invisalign is a good first step, but it’s important to discuss these options with your dentist to figure out the best choice for you. The family dentists at Dakota Dental will work with you and discuss your options. All it takes are a few simple steps:
- Contact Dakota Dental to make a consultation appointment.
- Discuss your options – Invisalign vs. braces – to see if straightening your teeth is a simpler or more complex fit, and to see which option makes the most sense for you and your teeth. You and your dentist can also discuss cost and what would make the most sense for you.
- Come up with a treatment plan with your dentist.
- Start creating a perfect smile!