A straight smile is important at any stage of life. We believe you are never too old to get the smile you have always wanted. That's why we have treated patients as mature as 75 years old with traditional metal braces. Are you trying to find out what option is best for you? Our orthodontist in Richardson, TX, can help guide you to the best option possible.
Metal braces are the most affordable way to straighten your teeth. They have been around the longest and are one of the most reliable ways to get that smile you have always wanted. Our orthodontist can help guide you in regards to treatment time and any appliances that may be needed to get an optimal bite.
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Invisalign is the "clear alternative to braces." This is the most esthetic method to straighten your teeth. It involves a series of clear aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. You will change our the aligners weekly and at the end of treatment you will receive retainers to maintain your smile.
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Both treatments may be an option for you. If you are looking for a more affordable method to straighten teeth you may want metal braces. If you want the most esthetic option and are confident you will wear your clear aligners, Invisalign may be your best bet. Our orthodontists will help inform you but it is up to you to decide which treatment you would prefer.
While undergoing your orthodontic treatment, it is best to care for your teeth properly to prevent any unexpected complications interrupting your journey to a straight smile. Besides brushing your teeth twice per day and flossing every night, there are a few other changes you must keep in mind.
Don't eat or drink while wearing your Invisalign trays (especially coffee!)
Make sure to wear your trays for 22 hours a day
Do not lose any of the clear aligners
Come in for your regular dental check ups while in Invisalign
TRADITIONAL BRACES CARE
Avoid the hard stick and chewy foods
Make sure to brush after every meal
Come in for your regular 6 month cleanings during your orthodontic treatment.