Each type of orthodontic treatment has its own benefits. Dr. Giai Pham will discuss the types of treatment available following your initial consultation in order to determine which type of treatment is right for you.
Both Invisalign® clear aligners and braces work by applying gentle pressure to the teeth to move them into their proper positions. In most cases, these treatments are also similar in terms of the length and cost of treatment, and they can be used to treat all the same orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth, crowded teeth and bad bites. When choosing which type of treatment to receive, you will need to evaluate your lifestyle and determine which solution will work best for you.
The differences between Invisalign treatment and braces are primarily in the methods used to align your teeth. Braces work by using metal brackets anchored to your teeth, These brackets hold a wire, and as the wire is adjusted, your teeth are gradually moved into their proper positions. Invisalign® treatment, on the other hand, works using computer-generated plastic aligners. The movement of your teeth is charted out, and a series of aligners is created. Each set of aligners makes small adjustments to your teeth until the teeth have finally been moved into their correct positions.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Fresno, California, call Pacific Dental Group today at 559-324-9494.