Which Orthodontic Solution Is Right For You? [BLOG]

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If you have a crooked, crowded, or gapped smile, the team here at Attleboro Family Dental Care would love to talk to you about an orthodontic solution. This kind of treatment could vastly improve the health and appearance of your teeth.

We still offer traditional metal braces, which are often the best option for more complex cases. That said, if you are looking for an alternative to that tried-and-true treatment, we’ve got you covered. That’s because our Attleboro, MA dentist’s office also features Invisalign clear aligners. Since this option is less widely known, we’ll talk about it a little more today. When you are finished reading, be sure to give us a call at 774-225-0618 to request your consultation.

You Deserve A Better Smile At Any Age

For much of the 20th century, braces were the only solution for shifting  unattractive teeth until they formed a more beautiful smile. Even today, a lot of work is required from the patient who chooses braces. In-office adjustments are needed to the keep the hardware working properly. There are usually dietary restrictions too. And you will need specialized cleaning tools. Plus, you won’t get a break from your gear for two to three years until the treatment is over.

Most patients say that it is worth all of that for the end result. But we know that this isn’t for everyone. And it doesn’t have to be for you, either. Not at our office, at least. That’s because our practice has the tools and technology to offer Invisalign as a great second way.

With Invisalign as your treatment program, we’ll enlist the help of computer-assisted modeling to guide the way. There’s not much effort required of you with Invisalign. Every couple of weeks, you will simply need to trade out each aligner tray with the next aligner in your unique pre-planned series. This will keep the process moving forward nicely until you are completely finished (which only takes about 12 months for many patients).

Here’s the fine print: you do have to wear your aligners for something like 22 hours each day. But you won’t have anything permanently affixed to your teeth. You get to take them out and have a break whenever it makes sense. This is especially great for meals, when you need to brush or floss your teeth, etc.

Straight Talk About Clear Aligners

Many patients love Invisalign aligners. After all, they are discreet, feel comfortable in your mouth, and start work on your smile transformation goals right away. But they aren’t appropriate for every orthodontic problem or for patients of any age. For example, we don’t normally recommend Invisalign if a patient still has baby teeth. However, we can use traditional braces on our younger patients, often to prevent orthodontics issues from worsening and requiring more costly and complicated treatments later.

There is a lot to consider when choosing an orthodontic solution. But we’ll make it easy for you to get started down the right path.

Request Your Orthodontic Consultation

If you want to hear more about an orthodontic solution that is customized to your individual needs and budget, you can request your consultation today by calling our Attleboro, MA dental office at 774-225-0618.


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