Traditional Braces or Invisalign®?

Thanks to the advances in modern dentistry, orthodontics has dramatically improved. Today, you can straighten your smile with fewer challenges in less time.

At Spring Arbor Dental, you have the choice between plastic aligners and braces. We are happy to help you determine the best treatment for you. So, call our Jackson, MI dental office today to schedule a visit.

How Invisalign Treatment Works

Invisalign has grown in popularity in recent years. Our patients enjoy discreetly fixing their teeth. Overbite, crossbite, spaces, teeth crowding, and more can be corrected by Invisalign treatment.

Also known as clear aligners or invisible braces, Invisalign straightens teeth and repairs bad bites without bulky brackets and wires. For optimal results, the removable trays must be worn at least 20 hours every day. Each set is custom-made for comfort and a perfect fit. Take out the tray only to eat whatever foods you like and to brush and floss.

During your Invisalign consultation, expect to take photos and mouth impressions. Then we send the data to an outside lab where your set of custom-fitted aligners are made. Invisalign shifts teeth in small increments to the desired positions. In about a year, you will achieve the smile of your dreams.

Traditional Braces in Jackson, MI

Braces adjust crooked, crowded, and irregularly-spaced teeth. They also correct protrusions and alignment issues. The brackets and wires reposition teeth over time to create a healthier, more attractive smile. Unlike clear aligners, traditional braces work for more severe orthodontic cases.

Traditional braces are made of metal, ceramic, composite materials, or a combination. The brackets are cemented onto each tooth on either the front or back surfaces.

The archwires are attached to the brackets to provide steady pressure. New wires are more productive, reposition teeth faster, and with less discomfort. Elastics connect to the wires and need to be replaced often.

Individual treatment time varies. Some cases take 6–8 months, while others require more than two years to achieve the desired results.  After removal, patients must wear a retainer to keep their teeth shifting back to their original positions.

Orthodontics at Spring Arbor Dental

If you want a discreet and convenient orthodontic treatment, choose Invisalign. A consultation will determine if clear aligners are right for you. Please book an appointment today with our Jackson, MI orthodontist.

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