Salisbury Dentists Detail the Distinctions Between Invisalign and Braces

The experienced dentists at Delmarva Dental Services, a Salisbury-based dental practice, detail the differences between Invisalign® removable, clear aligners and traditional metal braces.

Salisbury, MD – In addition to offering traditional orthodontic solutions, the team at Delmarva Dental Services (DDS) also provides more innovative treatments like Invisalign®, an advanced alternative to older options such as metal braces. For many patients in the Salisbury community who require bite correction or teeth straightening, Invisalign® can be a major improvement from traditional orthodontic treatments. This preeminent clear aligner system can address bite irregularities, misalignments within the smile, and gaps between teeth. While braces continue to offer valuable and effective results, some patients worry about the appearance of visible wires and metal brackets that come with traditional teeth straightening systems. The dental team at DDS, which is composed of skilled dentists and experienced dental professionals, delve into the benefits of Invisalign® to help patients make more informed choices about their treatment.

According to the dentists at Delmarva Dental Services, Invisalign® can be considered the next step in orthodontics. Treatment can move teeth to a more appealing and appropriate alignment by manipulating tension and compression. Over time, using a series of custom-designed aligners, the system can gradually shift the position of your teeth into their desired places using clear, thermoplastic aligners. The flexible, see-through material that makes up Invisalign® aligners are designed to remain inconspicuous and comfortable while the orthodontic work is being completed. Gradually, gaps, overbites, underbites, cross bites, and crowded teeth can all be corrected with Invisalign®.

While traditional braces can address the same concerns as Invisalign®, they may take longer than clear aligners due to the possibility of snapped or damaged wiring during the treatment process. A significant upside of Invisalign® is the absence of noticeable pieces, such as the metal, brackets, and wires that accompany braces. Invisalign® offers more discretion, drawing much less attention to the mouth area. Aligners are also removable, unlike braces which are securely fixed until they are removed by a dentist. Notably, eating your favorite foods can be much easier with Invisalign® because they can be removed during meals and while cleaning your teeth. Invisalign® can be ideal for patients who are looking to address mild to moderate dental concerns. Those with more severe orthodontic problems may find more success with traditional braces.

At DDS, the team of dentists also provides advanced services that may address other dental concerns, such as utilizing porcelain veneers to conceal minor cosmetic flaws. While porcelain veneers are mostly considered a cosmetic dentistry treatment, they can help address gaps, crooked teeth, chipped teeth, and general misalignments. Veneers are typically implemented with minimal visits to the dentist and can produce immediate results, whereas braces and Invisalign® take months to physically move teeth into a new position. For those looking for the ideal dental treatment to improve their smile, a professional and qualified cosmetic dentist should be consulted so their needs can be appropriately evaluated and addressed.

About Delmarva Dental Services
Dr. Robert Esham founded Delmarva Dental Services in 1981 in Salisbury, MD and a highly trained team of dentists has provided excellent dental care ever since. The team of dentists is composed of Dr. Joseph P. Harmon, Dr. Leigh Auchey, Dr. Irene Sakellis, and Dr. Jessica Harrison along with the many dental hygienists, assistants, and administrative staff. The practice offers dental services that are effective in restoring smiles and preventing diseases. Delmarva Dental Services’ catalog of treatments includes family, preventative, cosmetic, and restorative procedures. Popular services include dental implants, Invisalign®, teeth whitening, and other cutting-edge treatments.

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Delmarva Dental Services
1310 Belmont Ave, Suite 301
Salisbury, Maryland 21804
(410) 742-3000

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