Braces in Longwood, FL
We offer the two best systems available today for braces. If you’re an adult who wore braces as a kid, but neglected to wear your retainers afterwards and now your smile has relapsed…RELAX! You don’t have to go through comprehensive braces again for 2-3 years (unless you just want to!). Most adults don’t do anything at all because they don’t realize that they can get a beautiful smile again in about six months. Others seek other means to improve their smiles such as Smile Makeovers, in which many front teeth are either crowned, or prepared for porcelain veneers. In many cases, getting the teeth aligned into proper position either eliminates or minimizes the necessity to cut away healthy enamel. Many patients are very pleased with just braces combined with whitening their teeth…but even if this isn’t possible and we really need to place crowns or porcelain veneers, it’s nice to preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible when doing Smile Makeovers.
So which system is best for you?
|Most esthetic?||Clear aligners are definitely less noticeable than clear braces.||Clear braces are barely noticeable.|
|Fastest treatment time?||Average time to receive the aligners and get started is 4 weeks. Average treatment time is 9 months.||Average time to receive your case so we can begin is 2 weeks. Average treatment time is 6 months.|
|Cost factors||About $2,000 less than comprehensive braces.||About $1,000 less than Invisalign®.|
|Easiest to brush/floss with||Since they’re removable, Invisalign® is much easier.||Brush and floss just like regular braces.|
|Predictability||Occasionally, one or two teeth won’t move where we’d like them to go…especially with rotated teeth.||Much more predictable movements.|
|Ability to handle severe cases||Suitable for mild to moderate cases.||Able to handle more severe cases.|
You can have that great smile you’ve always wanted in about six to nine months! Be sure to check out some of the testimonials from patients who have had braces completed.