Why your pediatric dentist in Brentwood, CA may recommend conventional braces
There have always been challenges with orthodontic treatment, even before the development of aligner methods like Invisalign. Most adults, and even many teens, are apprehensive to have their teeth covered by metal brackets and wires. Aesthetics is one of the primary reasons that methods like Invisalign even exist. Though there are specific advantages to clear aligners, the fact is that this approach to teeth straightening is not right for every situation.
We believe our patients deserve the very best. During consultation for teeth straightening or at a routine checkup for a young patient, we will discuss the potential for different orthodontic treatments. Sometimes, the best path to a healthy, gorgeous smile is with conventional braces with our in-house orthodontist.
Why your pediatric dentist
may recommend conventional braces
With the development of innovative teeth straightening treatments came a rush for fast, discreet correction of misalignment. While there are benefits to aligner teeth straightening in our Brentwood, CA
practice, such as their potential for removal throughout treatment, there remain specific advantages found only with conventional orthodontic care and these should not be overlooked. For many people, conventional braces offer the best outcome. In the decades that metal braces have been evaluated, this form of treatment has proven itself to be effective in the treatment of the widest range of orthodontic problems. With aligner trays, it is possible to achieve only a certain degree of bite correction. The more movement is needed, the less appropriate aligners will be. With conventional braces, we can solve:
- Severe overcrowding and overlapping of teeth
- Issues with spacing between teeth
- Tooth protrusion
- The full gamut of bite problems, even those that are severe
The idea of metal braces may seem unappealing but there are actually several nice points to conventional braces. The appliances used today are smaller profile and sometimes it is possible to use tooth-colored brackets and wires, which are also very discreet and comfortable. Primarily, however, the advantage of conventional braces lies in the power of proven technique. The consistent pressure applied through precise planning can move a single tooth or several at one time, achieving the most beautiful result in the shortest possible time frame.
The goal of orthodontic treatment is to improve oral health and the smile aesthetic by repositioning teeth as needed. Brentwood Family Dental offers choices to our patients so that their needs and expectations will be met. Contact us at (925) 344-5296 to make progress towards your best smile.