Dr. John Moore, DDS, a San Antonio dental professional, who offers orthodontics, and the rest of our fantastic dental team are trained at achieving great smiles through modern orthodontics, including Invisalign, dental veneers, teeth whitening and more.
No matter what your orthodontic situation is, our San Antonio dentists can straighten your teeth with orthodontic treatments and give you a dazzling smile. As San Antonio’s first and largest Elite Provider of Invisalign, our San Antonio dentist office can help you achieve the results you want with Invisalign braces.
Invisalign, just one of our dental procedures, is the amazing technology that replaces traditional metal braces as the go-to source for achieving a straighter smile, and consists of a series of clear, removable aligners.
These aligners allow you to straighten your teeth without changing your daily habits, and without anyone noticing! It’s absolutely amazing to see what Invisalign can do for you, and Invisalign has so many benefits over metal braces.
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What is the difference between Invisalign invisible braces and traditional metal braces?
The most obvious difference between traditional metal orthodontic braces and Invisalign braces from an orthodontic professional lies in the aesthetics. Invisalign aligners are clear, allowing you to straighten your teeth undetected, whereas metal braces are much more noticeable.
Invisalign aligners are also removable, allowing you to partake in foods and activities that would normally be forbidden with metal braces because of the potential to break them.
How do braces work versus Invisalign invisible braces?
Traditional orthodontic braces consist of bonded brackets, arch wires, and elastic bands that move crowded or spaced teeth into their proper position for appearance and function.
This teeth shift occurs over a period of time, due to the gentle pressure that the metal braces provide. Brackets are bonded to the front surface of each tooth and wires are attached to the brackets with elastic bands. The slight tension on the wire is gently transferred to the bracket through the elastic band.
Invisalign braces from an Invisalign specialist work quite similarly, as the clear aligners are custom-formed to gently push the crowded or spaced teeth to their proper position over a significantly shorter period of time than metal braces.
The difference here really lies in the aesthetics of the Invisalign invisible braces, and the convenience they offer, with a shorter time frame until your teeth have been straightened, and less visits to the office during the treatment.
Types of Malocclusions, or Bite Corrections, Handled By Cosmetic Dentists
- Class 1 – A malocclusion where the bite is okay and the top teeth line up with the bottom teeth, but the teeth are crooked, crowded or turned.
- Class 2 - A malocclusion where the upper teeth stick out past the lower teeth commonly referred to as an overbite, over jet, deep bite or buck teeth.
- Class 3 - A malocclusion where the lower teeth stick out past the upper teeth commonly referred to as an under bite.