What Are My Options for Braces?
What do you think of when you hear braces? Colorful, bulky metal brackets? Awkward middle schoolers? Well, think again. As braces have become increasingly popular with preteens, teens, and adults alike, traditional metal braces have become more discrete in nature. We offer a wider range of orthodontic options.
At Markham Orthodontics, we offer traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, and Invisalign® to those seeking to improve and straighten their smile. If you’re looking for orthodontics in Sacramento, our team of dental professionals offers top-notch, gentle service to patients of all ages. Dr. David Markham is prepared and excited to work with you to achieve a beautiful, straight smile. Contact our Sacramento, CA dental office today at 916-924-8970 to schedule an appointment.
Here are the two types of braces we offer:
1. Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional braces have become more inconspicuous over time. That, and the fact that traditional metal braces offer a variety of benefits, convinces many people to choose them. Here are some of the advantages of choosing traditional metal braces:
- They are less expensive than other orthodontic options.
- They require less responsibility and discipline from the patient.
- They treat more complex orthodontic issues.
- They provide quicker results compared to Invisalign®.
Don’t write off traditional braces because of assumptions about their appearance. Ask Dr. Markham to show you pictures of patients they have treated with traditional metal braces so you can have a realistic and accurate idea of how they look.
Invisible aligners have become increasingly popular among older patients and for good reason. Patients are able to avoid brackets and wires altogether while achieving a beautiful smile.
Invisalign® requires that patients wear custom-made plastic aligners over their teeth for 22 hours a day. New aligners are created and placed every two weeks to continually shift the patient’s teeth.
Major advantages of Invisalign® include:
- No food or drink restrictions
- Easy maintenance
- Aesthetically pleasing and discreet treatment
Some disadvantages to invisible aligners include:
- More orthodontic appointments
- More expensive in some cases
- Can’t be used for serious orthodontic problems
- Require more dedication and responsibility on the part of the patient
Many patients believe the benefits of Invisalign® far outweigh the disadvantages, and they are a proven treatment for a wide range of alignment issues. Find out if you are a candidate for invisible aligners by visiting with one of our experienced orthodontists.
Contact Us for Orthodontics in Sacramento
Dr. Markham is prepared to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Through careful examination and listening to your preferences, they can decide which type of braces are right for you.
Contact our friendly team today at 916-924-8970 to schedule your initial consultation with one of our experienced orthodontists.