13 Feb Braces or Invisalign?
Frequently, patients are curious to learn about their different treatment options. Questions such as: “What is the difference between braces and Invisalign?” and “What kind of braces do you offer?” are two of the most common questions we receive at Orthodontic Harmony. At Orthodontic Harmony, we offer an option for different preferences. Here’s a cheat sheet:
Metal braces: These are the braces that you commonly see sporting colors. We use low profile brackets that are small, durable and comfortable. Our patients love choosing from our multitude of colorful “o-rings” that help tie the wire into the bracket at each appointment.
Ceramic / clear braces: These are a type of porcelain esthetic bracket that look stunning because they blend in beautifully with the dentition. These barely show up in photos!
Invisalign®: This type of treatment consists of a series of aligners that are worn sequentially for 1 – 2 weeks each to gradually align your teeth. These are virtually invisible and and patients enjoy the convenience of being able to eat without wearing their orthodontic appliances. We recommend that our patients wear their aligners for 22+ hours per day for the best results.
Lingual braces: This is the most discrete and only true invisible option. The braces are placed behind the teeth (rather than in front) and are best suited for those who do not want anyone to know that he or she is undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Retainers: Retainers are worn after orthodontic treatment is completed. These will help to maintain your beautiful result.
At Orthodontic Harmony, we want to make sure that there is a great option for everyone. Most of our patients are candidates for multiple options, which we discuss in detail at your consultation appointment. Call 914-923-5089 to schedule your complimentary consultation!