Here at Leggett Orthodontics, we are dedicated to giving our patients the orthodontic care that is individualized personally to their needs. To do this, we offer two types of braces so that they can get the smiles they deserve. We offer both fixed (train track) braces and removable ones (Invisalign).
Fixed braces are cemented to the teeth and are worn day and night. They consist of brackets and wires. Fixed braces are the most common type of braces.
Invisalign works very similarly to braces but they can be removed so that you can eat and drink like normal. It is also easy to remove them for cleaning your teeth.
Invisalign is a sequence of clear trays that are worn and fit over all the teeth and incrementally put pressure on the teeth to move them. In order for them to work they must be worn 22 hours a day and night otherwise the teeth may “loose traction”.
After eating, you should brush your teeth and clean your braces before placing them back in.
Braces, whether you have the fixed or Invisalign, work by moving your teeth back into the correct position. You need to continue to visit the orthodontist regularly to ensure that your braces/Invisalign are working the way they should. They will need to be adjusted when needed to continue to do their job.
After the braces have done their job, you will have to wear a retainer, which helps to keep your teeth in the corrected position.