kid smiling on a dental chairEveryone knows that it is a good idea to take your child to the dentist as early as possible. If the dentist finds that your little one has an overbite or under-bite, or uneven teeth, he or she might recommend braces. You and your child might worry, as braces are very unattractive and bulky.

Other alternatives

There are options in the form of Invisalign in West Jordon. They are clear and removable. You and your little one might find this option a good alternative, as they are invisible, lighter, and aesthetically more pleasing in appearance.

But it is advisable for you to understand how braces and Invisalign work and what their essential features are.

Features of Invisalign

Invisalign is a new entrant in the field of dentistry and hence does not have a long history like braces. This treatment system has two trays, which are plastic and BPA free. You can slip this over your upper and lower set of teeth. These trays are removable, unlike the conventional braces.

The trays are fitted using modern technology, including 3D digital imaging and x-rays. The time your child wear this treatment is therefore much shorter. They are less painful, but you have to replace the trays every 15 days.

Features of braces

Braces have been in existence for a very long time. The first version was in the 1800s. They evolved much more that they were before, and continue to be the preferred treatment for many dentists and patients. They are made up of brackets and metal wires placed on the teeth to straighten them.

The dentist takes the measurement of the teeth. Once a month the dentist tightens the braces, and the bands changed. Normally, patients should wear the braces for about two years, although in some cases the treatment might take more time.

Braces are cheaper and excellent for complicated dental problems but entail a longer treatment period. Invisalign is a little bit expensive but easy to maintain and is a much shorter treatment. Pick between them depending on your needs, affordability, and your dentist’s advice.