Here at Wiesemann Orthodontics, we have a lot of experience in getting the most out of your orthodontic treatment. You might even say that we specialize in it!
For that reason and a bunch of others, we love getting on here and writing all about how to best take care of your smile, what sorts of new and exciting treatments are available in the field, and anything else we think would be of interest to our amazing patients in and around White House, Bowling Green, Portland, and Russellville.
We’ll talk about how to get the most out of your orthodontic treatment. And there’s a lot to say! For one thing, there are different types of treatments, such as traditional metal braces to clear braces or aligners like the famous Invisalign. After that, what can you do to maximize your process? We’ll be talking about all that and much more, so be sure to keep reading!
First Of – What’s Right For Me?
First, we’ll want to get you into our Pearland or Bellaire office for an evaluation so you and Dr. Wiesemann can work together to determine the treatment option that best fits your lifestyle, bite, and priorities.
Orthodontic treatment offers a fantastic way to enhance both your oral health and physical appearance. Various types of orthodontic treatments are available, allowing patients to choose the one that suits them best. Let’s explore some of the most common options:
Clear Braces – Your Low-profile Orthodontic Powerhouse
If you’re interested in the low profile of something like Invisalign but don’t want to deal with keeping track of aligners, or maybe your case is a little more complex, ceramic braces are an excellent option. Like traditional braces, ceramic braces utilize brackets. Still, they are made from clear or tooth-colored material, making them much less visible and providing a discreet and elegant approach to straightening your teeth. Clear braces are particularly well-suited for those who value a more inconspicuous orthodontic treatment option.
Remember, each orthodontic treatment type has its own advantages, and the best choice depends on your specific needs and preferences. By discussing your options with Dr. Wiesemann, you can make an informed decision and embark on your own personalized journey toward a healthier, more confident smile.
Traditional Braces – The Reliable, Powerful Workhorse
Traditional braces are a great choice if you have complex orthodontic issues like severely crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw. There’s a reason why they’re still the most popular treatment option at McGrory! These braces consist of metal brackets and wires that are carefully attached to your teeth. Over time, the wires are adjusted and tightened, gently and carefully moving your teeth into their proper positions. Traditional braces are especially beneficial for children and teenagers since early intervention can prevent future orthodontic problems.
Nowadays, traditional braces are a lot more advanced than ever before! They’re stronger, more lightweight, and require much less maintenance than they used to. And that’s a great thing to hear since they’re often the best way for you to get an amazing, healthy smile if your case is a little more complex.
Invisalign – The Revolutionary Removable Aligners
Invisalign is a revolutionary alternative to traditional braces, providing a more discreet treatment option. It employs clear plastic aligners custom-made, especially for your teeth. You’ll wear a series of these aligners, changing them every two weeks as your teeth gradually shift into alignment. Invisalign is particularly suitable for you if you’ve got mild to moderate orthodontic concerns, such as slightly crooked teeth or small gaps. It’s highly favored by teenagers and adults who prefer a subtler orthodontic treatment.
We scan your teeth and jaws quickly and non-invasively using our powerful iTero digital scanner, so there’s no gloopy impression-taking! And the fact that Invisalign is removable is a huge plus. That means cleaning is a breeze, as you can just pop out your aligners during your brushing sessions, and that’s all there is to it!
So Those Are My Options – What About Tips?
Now that you’ve better looked at some options available let’s check out some helpful tips and tricks to get the most out of your treatment.
Tip #1 – Brushing and Flossing Regularly!
Although this tip might seem obvious, exceptional oral hygiene is essential during orthodontic treatment. Brush your teeth thoroughly after every meal and floss daily to remove plaque and food particles. Use interdental brushes or floss threaders to clean between braces or aligners.
Tip #2 Follow Dr. Wiesemann’s Instructions!
Dr. Wiesemann is an orthodontic expert and a resource for you to use! He will provide specific guidelines for wearing and caring for braces, aligners, or other orthodontic appliances. Follow his recommendations regarding wear time, dietary restrictions, and oral hygiene practices to ensure the best treatment outcomes.
Tip #3 Pay attention to your snack selection!
Avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage your braces or dislodge aligners. Try to stay away from habits like chewing ice or biting on pens, as they can also cause damage. Opt for softer foods, cut fruits into small pieces, and chew on the back teeth to minimize the risk of braces breakage.
That’s Not All – Give Us a Call!
So, you’ve learned all about how to get the most out of your orthodontic treatment – awesome! But now there’s one more thing— oh yea! The treatment!
Luckily, Wiesemann Orthodontics is your one-stop smile shop for outstanding ortho care! We love our fantastic White House, Bowling Green, Portland, and Russellville patients, and we hope you’ve decided to join us!
Get ready to love your smile!