If you would like to straighten your child’s teeth but are concerned about how the traditional braces will affect their appearance, clear and Invisalign braces are both excellent choices. However, there are unique differences between the two.
Clear braces straighten the teeth the same way as the traditional metal braces. The good thing about having clear braces in Scarsdale, NY, is that no one will know that you have them as someone cannot notice them easily.
The process of placing the clear braces is the same as that of the metal braces, except that the materials used for this are clear. First, the clear brackets are applied to each tooth. An elastic ligature is then placed around each bracket, and the clear wire connects all of the brackets. Your dentist then uses the elastic to hold the archwire on each bracket.
The brackets ate made of porcelain and are tinted to match the color of your tooth. The elastics are clear and thus cannot be easily seen
With clear braces, even the most challenging dental problems such as underbites, overbites, and crossbites can be treated by our pediatric dentist in Scarsdale, NY, with high-quality results
Invisalign braces are a dental treatment option for straightening your teeth, completely different from traditional braces. These treatments use clear, plastic alligners that can be removed and fit over your teeth perfectly, and you can change them after a few weeks.
Each Invisalign brace is designed to move your teeth slightly towards their correct position. The alignment might look like a mouth guard except that they are molded precisely to fit your teeth. You should take the clear aligners out while eating, drinking, or practicing your dental hygiene.
Before you wear your aligners, your dentist has to do some minor prep work. First, a series of attachments termes as bumps are bonded onto some of your teeth si that the clear aligners have something to grip to. The bumps are made from a composite material that matches your teeth’ color.
The disadvantages of having clear braces versus Invisalign at Smile Scarsdale Pediatric Dentistry & Family Orthodontics include:
If you are not committed to wearing them daily, then the treatment may take a bit longer, and at times, clear aligners may have to be refitted, thus making you incur more costs.
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