Another year is wrapping up and a new year is about to begin. The turning of the calendar is a great time to set new goals for a new smile and a new year. Here’s how orthodontics can help you achieve your goals and give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
New Year’s resolutions are easy to make, but many people struggle with keeping them for more than a few months or even a few weeks into the new year. The great thing about choosing orthodontic treatment as part of your plan for a new year and a new smile, is that orthodontics bring about permanent changes to improve your dental health.
When you choose to begin orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist will come up with a detailed plan to help you ensure that you continue to see the desired progress until you reach your end goal of a healthy smile. New Year’s resolutions with ensured results that last? That’s hard to beat.
Braces or Invisalign?
Once you’ve decided to pursue orthodontic treatment, you may need to decide whether braces or Invisalign are right for you. Both have many advantages, so let’s talk about the pros and cons of each.
Braces are often thought of as the traditional choice for orthodontic treatment because they’ve been around for so long. With proven results and the ability to treat a wide variety of conditions, they are a great option for most patients. However, if you are hesitant about orthodontic treatment because you don’t want it to be noticeable, other options may be a better fit for you.
Invisalign aligners are a lot different than braces because they aren’t permanently fixed to your teeth with brackets. Instead, they fit over your teeth and are removable for when you eat meals or brush your teeth. Like their name suggests, they are nearly invisible, since they are made entirely of clear plastic. Invisalign cannot treat some conditions, though, such as a severe underbite, so talk with your orthodontist about if invisalign is a good option for the results you’re hoping to achieve.
The fact that brackets/wires are permanently fixed means the timeline for treatment is more predictable, with removable clear aligners people often forget to wear them. If you aren’t consistent with aligners, like Invisalign, your results could take longer to achieve.
Make an Appointment with an Orthodontist
It will soon be a new year and a new smile is within your reach. Thanks to modern advances, orthodontics are easier, work faster, and feel more comfortable than they ever have before. It’s the perfect time to make an appointment with an orthodontist for a consultation to talk about what a new year and a new smile can look like for you.
Call our Santa Fe Dental Office, to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.