Orthodontic care is essential because misaligned teeth are not only cosmetically dissatisfying, but can cause discomfort, throw your jaws out of sync, and make you more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease due to difficulties flossing efficiently between teeth. Here at Darien Dental, our orthodontic services include both traditional metal braces and the system of clear aligners known as Invisalign.
Metal braces are fixed appliances. They are put on your teeth at the start of treatment, and they remain there until it’s complete. You will come in for adjustments made by our Darien orthodontics so that their operation is optimally effective. Some challenging instances of tooth positioning will benefit only from metal braces, but in most situations, the choice between these and Invisalign is yours. If you’re concerned about the look of the braces, you should know that today’s metal braces are not clunky monstrosities that look like a giant tangle of wires. Our Darien orthodontics utilizes lighter weight and stylish metal braces. But if you would prefer the appearance that you don’t have any braces on at all, Invisalign meets that goal. The aligners are made out of clear plastic. No one knows you’re having orthodontic treatment unless you decide to tell them. The plastic is more comfortable to wear than metal, and the aligners are removable. Just take them out when it’s time to eat, brush, and floss. Metal braces keep you from sticky, chewy, and crunchy foods, but you can have whatever you want when you use Invisalign. And you don’t have to come in for adjustments. You just switch to a new set of aligners every two weeks, with the average for most people being between 18 and 30.
Take advantage of the choice we offer with our Darien orthodontics. Come in for an examination and consultation to determine which is best for your needs, preferences, and budget. Contact us now to set up an appointment.