Which Orthodontic Option Is Right for You?

Are you unhappy with the crooked look or uneven spacing of your smile? Here at Harbor Mesa Dental Care in Costa Mesa, CA, can offer braces optionsseveral options at their Cost Mesa, CA, office.


So, which option is right for you?

Metal braces are a good option for patients who have severely crooked teeth and/or a misaligned bite that compromises their chewing function. Utilizing brackets that are bonded to the front of each tooth using a special dental cement, this orthodontic option applies slight pressure on your smile in order to gradually produce straightened teeth. The duration of treatment depends on each patient's specific case and the severity of their dental issues.

Invisalign is another popular orthodontic option. Made of custom-made polyurethane plastic, Invisalign treatment is appropriate for older patients whose jaws have stopped growing. Invisalign's trays are removable, transparent, and comfortable, all features that come in handy during social occasions, while eating, and when you need to brush and floss. The only caveat here is that you need to make sure you wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day for maximum effectiveness.


What are the advantages of each?

Metal braces deal with circumstances of severe crookedness and misalignment. They're also a great option for younger patients whose faces haven't completely developed structurally.

Due to the transparency of the aligners, Invisalign fixes your orthodontic issues in a discreet fashion. The aligners are also custom-made for your teeth, ensuring a comfortable fit. Finally, since the aligners are removable, your dietary options will not be limited during treatment?


Interested in orthodontic care? Give our office in Costa Mesa a call

Do you want straighter teeth? We can help. If you're interested in learning more about the orthodontic option available here at Harbor Mesa Dental Care in Costa Mesa, CA, call us today at (714) 825-0025 to schedule a consultation.