To straighten teeth and correct bite issues, both traditional metal braces and Invisalign clear aligners are effective orthodontic treatment options. Today, our Surrey orthodontists share a little about these treatment options.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign straightens your teeth without the need for metal brackets or wires, using a series of clear orthodontic aligners.
Invisalign treatment involves wearing each set of clear custom aligners for about two weeks, then switching to the next aligners in your series.
Invisalign aligners are made from a thin clear plastic, making them the discrete way to straighten your teeth. Other's may not even notice you're straightening your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are also removable, so no significant changes to your diet or to your at-home oral care routines are required. Just take your aligners out to eat, drink, and clean your teeth.
Traditional Metal Braces
To guide your teeth into their desired positions traditional orthodontic treatment use wires and small metal components that your orthodontist adjusts throughout your treatment.
The three main components of braces are brackets, wires and elastic bands. These parts gradually move your teeth by working together to apply calibrated forces to your teeth.
For correcting simple or complex misalignment and malocclusion issues traditional metal braces are an effective orthodontic treatment option.
Thanks to design improvements over the years, metal braces are now less obtrusive and more comfortable than ever.