If you’re considering braces or Invisalign to straighten you or your child’s teeth, it’s important to ask questions and do the proper research to decide which one is the most effective for your smile. To help you out, we’re getting straight to the basics.
The Basics of Braces
Braces are fixed metal brackets that are placed on your teeth and tied together by wires and rubber bands. Thanks to modern medicine, we can now match the brackets more closely to the natural color of your enamel, which makes them more discreet. We also offer the option to choose a fun and fashionable color. During the period of time the braces are on, we will schedule regular cleanings and switching of bands.
The Basic of Invisalign
Invisalign was first used in 2000, so it lacks the history of braces. However, it’s considered a great alternative treatment that allows patients to live life without interruptions. Designed to be invisible, Invisalign is made up of clear, plastic aligner trays. Not only are they virtually undetectable, but they also are smooth, comfortable, and BPA-free. After your first consultation, your treatment will begin with X-rays and impressions to create an accurate 3-D image of your teeth in order to construct the trays accordingly. As your teeth begin to shift, you’ll receive new aligners.
The Price Difference
In some cases, both braces and Invisalign can be expensive. At Mt. Ogden Dental Clinic, we offer both teeth straightening treatments at an affordable price for our customers. While Invisalign is typically more expensive, the cost of treatment is not that much more than braces.
Schedule a Consultation at Mt. Ogden Dental Care
At Mt. Ogden Dental Clinic, we can help you decide which option is best for your individual needs. Call us today at 801.394.4415 for a consultation and we can make a financial and treatment plan with you!