We’ve come a long way from the traditional bands and brackets approach to orthodontics. While that option is certainly still viable, advanced alternatives can provide faster results, additional discretion, or even both.
When determining what type of braces is right for you, it’s important to understand how each approach works and what it has to offer. Then, when you consult with your Plano dentist, they can help you select an ideal option.
To help get you started, here is an overview of some of the most popular orthodontic choices offered at our Plano dental office, located at 2220 Coit Road.
For those looking to get effective results quickly, Fastbraces is a great option. The innovative bracket and wire design allow the root of the teeth to shift more rapidly, shortening the total amount of treatment time required.
While treatment times vary from one patient to the next, you could be finished in as little as three months. In most cases, Fastbraces take no longer than a year.
Fastbraces can be visible on teeth, but they provide faster results than nearly any other option.
When discretion is of the utmost importance, Invisalign might be the right choice for you.
A series of custom, clear aligners help move teeth into the proper position. And, since the aligners are clear, they aren’t noticeable. This makes them an excellent choice for professionals who want to straighten their teeth without the need for brackets.
The aligners are removable, so you can take them out when you eat. Typically, treatment takes between 12 to 18 months, though you’ll usually begin seeing results in a matter of weeks.
ClearCorrect is another system that uses custom, clear aligners to straighten teeth, providing you with a high level of discretion. In most cases, people won’t even notice you’re wearing them!
You can remove the aligners when you eat, ensuring you can enjoy whatever foods you like and without any risk of trapping food.
Treatment times vary, depending on the patient’s unique situation. However, they are typically similar to Invisalign.
Choosing the Right Option
While all of the above options work for a variety of situations, every person is unique. Certain approaches work better for specific circumstances, so you’ll need to consult with your Plano orthodontist or dentist to see which treatment plan is ideal.
Stop by our Plano dental office for Orthodontics Day in June to celebrate Orthodontics Day and schedule an appointment to see which braces will work best for you!