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June 16, 2015

Options in Orthodontics: The Benefits of Braces or Invisalign

Many perspective patients, especially adults, often come into the offices of Docbraces wondering if they really need orthodontic treatment. They worry about the cost, the time commitment, as well as whether deciding to get braces or Invisalign treatment will really do them any good. In this post, we’re going to talk about why you may need treatment, as well as the benefits associated with orthodontics. Then we’ll address some common concerns we hear about different orthodontic treatments we offer. We hope this will help you to better understand how important orthodontic treatments are, as well as how it can benefit you or your family member.

A Reason to Smile

There are any number of reasons you may need to look into orthodontic treatment. Excessive spacing, crowding, overbites, underbites, cross bites, and abnormal tooth placement are just a few of the problems that orthodontic treatment can correct, giving you a before and after you won’t believe.Choosing orthodontic treatments such as braces or Invisalign can provide many health benefits, both physical and mental. Straight teeth are less likely to suffer damage and decay, and additionally they are less susceptible to gum disease. Likewise, aligning your bite can prevent tooth damage, as well as relieve muscle strain in your jaw. Beyond physical traits, Orthodontics can offer a serious boost to your self esteem. A smile that you love showing off projects plenty of confidence, which can give you a distinct advantage in both personal and professional circles. There’s simply no denying that orthodontics can be a giant step toward a healthier, happier you.

Alleviating Concerns

Even after knowing all of the benefits associated with orthodontics, many people are still concerned about the time commitment. The honest truth is that successful orthodontic treatment takes time, but the results are worth it.Another common concern revolves around comfort. Many people are concerned their orthodontic treatment will hurt, or that they will look strange with adult braces. The good news is that the technology surrounding orthodontic treatment is advancing all the time. These days, braces are comfortable and discreet. You can even have clear braces if you’re not interested in showing them off.What’s more, Docbraces is proud to offer Invisalign treatment, which is a great alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign aligner trays are made of plastic and are removable, so you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want, without worrying about having food stuck in your teeth. This also makes them very easy to clean. Perhaps best of all, Invisalign aligners do their job with little interference. As a matter of fact, most people probably will not even be aware that you’re wearing them.

A Worthwhile Commitment

In the end, the decision to go through with orthodontic treatment will come down to personal choice. There is no doubt that there is a commitment associated with these procedures, but we feel the long term benefits will always make the decision to choose adult braces or Invisalign the right one.For more information on orthodontic treatments and procedures, schedule a free consultation with Docbraces today and meet with our Smile Team.

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