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The Difference Between Invisalign vs Braces

How orthodontic treatment from your orthodontist in Sioux Falls, SD, can give you a great smile

If you want to straighten your smile, you now have several ways to achieve the great-looking, straight smile you want. Orthodontic treatment offers a world of possibilities and before you decide on which option is best for you, it’s important to know the facts.

Dr. Chris Wermerson of Wermerson Orthodontics in Sioux Falls, SD, offers a full range of orthodontic services, including Invisalign and braces, to give you a great smile.

Whichever option you choose, orthodontic treatment can correct:

  • An overbite or underbite
  • A crossbite or open bite
  • Gaps or uneven spacing between your teeth
  • Tooth crowding and tooth rotation
  • Unerupted or poorly-positioned teeth

Let’s talk a bit about the different methods to straighten your smile. You can choose from:

Braces, which are brackets and wires attached to your teeth; braces promote the gradual movement of your teeth and are often an excellent choice for moderate to severe alignment or positioning problems. You can also customize braces with bands of different colors. Bracket and wire choices include:

  • Ceramic brackets with tooth-colored or clear wires, for a more discreet look
  • Lingual brackets and wires, which are placed on the back surfaces of teeth
  • Metal brackets and metal wires, which are the traditional braces

Clear plastic aligners, which include Invisalign; aligners offer another option without the use of brackets and wires. Invisalign is an excellent choice for mild to moderate alignment or positioning problems. Invisalign treatment is completed in an average of 9 to 15 months. Invisalign aligners are discreet, comfortable, and have the advantage of being able to remove them when you brush, floss, or eat.

You deserve a straight, beautiful smile, and achieving it is easier than ever before. To learn more about Invisalign and braces, and which orthodontic option might be best for you, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Chris Wermerson of Wermerson Orthodontics in Sioux Falls, SD, at (605) 274-0555. Call today!

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