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Braces and Invisalign

Orthodontist putting Invisalign on patient's teeth

Braces and Invisalign

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Braces are the most traditional and common form of dental treatment used to align teeth. They are made up of brackets and wires, among other accessories. Usually, it is the wire that is used to move the teeth while the brackets hold the wire to the tooth. Therefore, the forces from the wire create pressure on the teeth, causing them to move.

On the other hand, Invisalign treatments are more recent dental solutions used to align teeth. They have taken the world by storm because of their invisible nature. This is because they are made from clear plastic, which is worn for a designated treatment period. Moreover, patients can change to a new set every two weeks as teeth move towards their desired positions.

How Do Braces Work?

First, the correct type of braces must be chosen, depending on the specific dental issue at hand. After choosing the correct type, they are tightened onto the teeth from either the wires or the power chains. Expect teeth to feel tender at each tightening appointment. After dental treatment is over and the teeth are perfectly aligned, braces can be safely removed. This is done by polishing away the dental glue off the teeth to remove the braces.

How Does Invisalign Work?

First, the right type of Invisalign is chosen depending on a patient’s age and dental condition. Teeth requiring attachments are cleaned and polished, after which the Invisalign is put in place. Refining visits are done regularly to make sure correct teeth positions are being achieved. After all the teeth are perfectly aligned, the buttons and dental glue are removed to finish up with the Invisalign.

Enquire Today with Rockingham Dental Centre

Dental health is very important for overall body health, self-esteem, and social life. That said, hire the best dentist to make the smile on your face as perfect as it can be. Call Rockingham Dental Centre today to book an orthodontic consultation and enjoy quality advice and services that you know will last!