Traditional braces are one of the most efficient and effective orthodontic tools in use. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with Dr. Vroman, these parts work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move the teeth into the ideal positions.
Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. Braces also don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Moline braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget. Moline braces are a great choice for fixing many tooth issues, both simple and complex.
Instead of brackets and bands, the Moline Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to slowly but consistently move the teeth into alignment. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists, so it’s the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! Aligners have to be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment for them to do their job. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign works best when used to correct the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Vroman Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Moline Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
When you visit our Moline office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!