Which Type of Orthodontic Treatment is Best for You?

There are several orthodontic treatment options, but the right one will depend on your specific case and what options your orthodontic offers.

Phase 1 Involves partial braces orthodontic treatment that occurs when you have mixed dentition. It’s an ideal option if you don’t want full treatment and commonly occurs when a patient is between 7 and 12.

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The length of treatment varies depending on the severity of the case and the patient’s age. Younger jaws are more responsive to orthodontic treatment.

Phase 2 Full orthodontic treatment is recommended for patients with only secondary teeth. It uses full braces and sometimes appliances. Here, many patients can choose between metal braces, iconix braces, and invisalign.

  • Metal braces are the traditional type of orthodontic treatment made up of metal brackets and arch wire. It’s a visible treatment option but also the most cost-effective.
  • Iconix braces are like metal braces but the difference is on the brackets, which are formed of a champagne colored metal material, making them less noticeable than traditional metal braces but costing more too.
  • Invisaling is a fairly new option that function differently than classic metal braces. It uses clear aligners making it virtually invisible and ideal for patients who want to keep their treatment discreet.
  • Lingual braces are similar to standard metal braces, but now the brackets are behind the teeth. Highly unnoticeable from the front.
  • Before making any decision, consider the pros and cons of each treatment option.


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