20 Nov 2019

Don’t Struggle with Metal Braces – Learn about Invisalign in Jupiter

When it comes to braces, there are a few options to choose from. Two of the newest choices are lingual braces and clear aligners called Invisalign. Traditional orthodontics consist of brackets, wires and sometimes elastics, but with new orthodontic options like Invisalign in Jupiter, it’s important to be informed about all orthodontic methods before deciding which system best suits your needs.

Lingual braces and Invisalign are a popular form of braces because of their discreet look. They’re less visible than traditional metal braces. Lingual braces are placed on the back of the teeth and Invisalign are clear aligners which are just as hard to notice. With these types of braces, the teeth move into the correct position without the front-facing metal brackets and wires. If you’re looking for a new way to straighten your teeth without having to deal with the hassle of metal braces, Premier Dentistry is the right choice for your smile.

More than four million people in the U.S. currently have braces. According to Humana, a quarter of those patients are adults. Adults are the fastest growing market in orthodontics. Many adults from the older generation had orthodontics as children and want to re-straighten their teeth. Because some adults don’t like the look of braces, lingual braces and Invisalign are the most appealing choice.

Lingual braces, which have been around since the 1980s, have a more complex technique that requires special training. This orthodontic treatment takes the longest because the brackets are glued to the lingual (tongue) side and move the teeth gradually. The same photographs, X-rays and molds are required for lingual braces treatment, along with the extraction of severely crowded and/or wisdom teeth. The patient has small brackets glued to the inner surfaces of the teeth, and wire and elastics are used in the same manner as traditional orthodontics but hidden from view.

Invisalign, on the other hand, is developed by Align Technology, in which dentists in more than 45 countries use their treatment. This orthodontic treatment consists of diagnostic photographs of the teeth, preliminary radiographs (X-rays), and impressions (molds) of the mouth. Depending on the severity, crowded teeth or wisdom teeth are removed before orthodontic treatment can begin.

If you decide to get Invisalign in Jupiter, Dr. Casel explains during your consultation if removing crowded teeth or crowded wisdom teeth is necessary. During treatment application, we’ll create a set of clear plastic aligners that are worn one after the other in a special order over a period of time. Invisalign is typically worn for one to two years to straighten your teeth into their desired position. The major difference between metal braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign is that Invisalign trays can be removed. You’ll take off these aligners when brushing and flossing your teeth and during mealtimes, but they are worn for about 20-22 hours a day.

Whether you decide to choose lingual braces or Invisalign in Jupiter, good oral hygiene is important throughout treatment. Flossing is necessary for keeping your teeth clean, especially with braces. It’s key to keep teeth clean in areas covered by braces that are more susceptible to decalcification.

To schedule your consultation in Jupiter, call (561) 747-7111 and our front desk will help pick the best date and time for you. We can’t wait to help you transform the way your smile looks and feels!

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