Here at Moffett & Walley Orthodontics, nothing is more important to us than giving our amazing patients an amazing orthodontic experience. And we believe a big part of that is keeping you informed on all the different options available these days when it comes to your orthodontic experience, as well as how best to make use of those options.
What does that mean? Well, that means we’ve gone ahead and put together some info on treatment options such as metal braces, clear braces, and Invisalign clear aligners. Plus, we’ve added some helpful tips and tricks on how to make the most out of your orthodontic treatment at the end! Read on to learn more!
First Of – What’s Right For Me?
First things first. We’ll want to get you into our Madison or Clinton office for an evaluation so you and Dr. Moffett can work together to make a determination on what type of treatment option is the best fit for your lifestyle, your bite, and your priorities.
Orthodontic treatment offers a fantastic way to enhance both your oral health and physical appearance. There are various types of orthodontic treatments available, allowing patients to choose the one that suits them best. Let’s explore some of the most common options:
Traditional Braces – The Reliable, Powerful Workhorse
If you have complex orthodontic issues like severely crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, traditional braces are a great choice. There’s a reason why they’re still the most popular treatment option at Moffett & Walley Ortho! These braces consist of metal brackets and wires that are carefully attached to your teeth. Over time, the wires are adjusted and tightened, gently moving your teeth into their proper positions. Traditional braces are especially beneficial for children and teenagers since early intervention can prevent future orthodontic problems.
Nowadays, traditional braces are a lot more advanced than ever before! They’re stronger, more lightweight, and require a lot less maintenance than they used to. And that’s a great thing to hear since they’re often the best way for you to get an amazing, healthy smile if your case is a little more complex.
Invisalign – The Revolutionary Removable Aligners
Invisalign is a revolutionary alternative to traditional braces, providing a more discreet treatment option. It employs clear plastic aligners custom-made, especially for your teeth. You’ll wear a series of these aligners, changing them every two weeks as your teeth gradually shift into alignment. Invisalign is particularly suitable for you in the event that you’ve got mild to moderate orthodontic concerns, such as slightly crooked teeth or small gaps. It’s highly favored by teenagers and adults who prefer a subtler orthodontic treatment.
We scan your teeth and jaws quickly and non-invasively using our powerful iTero digital scanner, so there’s no gloopy impression-taking! And the fact that Invisalign is removable is a huge plus. That means cleaning is a breeze, as you can just pop out your aligners during your brushing sessions, and that’s all there is to it!
Clear Braces – The Sophisticated Approach
If you’re interested in the low profile of something like Invisalign but don’t want to deal with keeping track of aligners, or maybe your case is a little more complex, ceramic braces are an excellent option. Similar to traditional braces, ceramic braces utilize brackets, but they are made from clear or tooth-colored material. This makes them much less visible, providing a discreet and elegant approach to straightening your teeth. Clear braces are particularly well-suited for those who value a more inconspicuous orthodontic treatment option.
Remember, each type of orthodontic treatment has its own advantages, and the best choice depends on your specific needs and preferences. By discussing your options with Dr. Moffett, you can make an informed decision and embark on your own personalized journey toward a healthier, more confident smile.
So Those Are My Options – What About Tips?
Now that you’ve gotten a better look at some of the options available let’s check out some helpful tips and tricks to get the most out of your treatment.
Tip #1 – Brushing and Flossing Regularly!
This one might seem obvious, but awesome oral hygiene is essential during orthodontic treatment. Brush your teeth thoroughly after every meal and floss daily to remove plaque and food particles. Use interdental brushes or floss threaders to clean between braces or aligners.
Tip #2 Follow Dr. Moffett’s Instructions!
Dr. Moffett is an orthodontic expert and a resource for you to make use of! He will provide specific guidelines on wearing and caring for your braces, aligners, or other orthodontic appliances. Follow his recommendations regarding wear time, dietary restrictions, and oral hygiene practices to ensure the best treatment outcomes.
Tip #3 Pay attention to your snack selection!
Avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage your braces or dislodge aligners. Stay away from habits like chewing ice or biting on pens, as they can also cause damage. Opt for softer foods, cut fruits into small pieces, and chew on the back teeth to minimize the risk of braces breakage.
Let’s Get Started Today!
You’re always the top priority at Moffett & Walley Orthodontics, and we’re always ready to help if you have any questions. Hopefully, you feel a little better prepared to get started with your orthodontic adventure, now, all you need to do is give us a call at 601-768-1954 for our Clinton office or 601-768-1943 for our Madison location.
Or you could just fill out this form, and a member of our amazing team will get back to you right away! It’s time to start smiling with Mississippi’s finest, Moffett & Walley Orthodontics!