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Best Orthodontist in Citrus Heights: Invisalign Vs. Metal Braces

You may know of both traditional metal braces and Invisalign as orthodontic options to straighten your teeth. But do you know the mechanical differences between the two? The obvious differences are the aesthetics of the devices, with metal braces being much more noticeable than the nearly unnoticeable Invisalign. However, there are other differences! Dr. DeLurgio, the best orthodontist in Citrus Heights explains these distinctions below.

How Do Traditional Braces Work?

Traditional metal braces consist of brackets that are glued to the teeth and a wire that is threaded through the brackets. The wire is gradually tightened to straighten the teeth over time. This method is very effective and can take anywhere from 18 months to 3 years to straighten your teeth. This method also has more moving parts that can break. Traditional braces also limit what you can eat, like crunchy, sticky, and hard foods.

How Do Invisalign Trays Work?

Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic trays given at intervals to straighten your teeth. Dr. DeLurgio of DeLurgio Orthodontics will give you new trays every 1-2 weeks that gradually shift your teeth into your perfect smile. The timeline for your specific treatment will depend on Dr. DeLurgio’s advice during your consultation. Generally, treatment lasts between 12 and 18 months.

Benefits of Traditional Braces

While there are highly advanced orthodontic treatments that give you faster treatment, nearly invisible treatment, and maintenance-free treatment, there is a reason that traditional metal braces are still around. Their process for aligning your smile and your bite is still incredibly effective. Traditional metal braces today are made from stronger materials and use a more effective adhesive. The end result is fewer broken brackets or bands that might otherwise extend the length of your treatment. When discreet treatment isn’t a necessity, traditional metal braces are still a highly-reliable and sometimes preferable treatment option for straightening teeth.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign treatment is incredibly discreet. The clear plastic trays are nearly invisible and preserve your confidence. Additionally, treatment with Invisalign can be quicker than traditional braces, getting you to your ideal smile faster. On top of that, you can remove the trays throughout the day so you can continue to eat your favorite foods without worrying about breaking brackets or wires. The ability to take out the aligners also makes it much easier to brush and floss your teeth, avoiding cavities and tooth decay during the course of your treatment.

Call the Best Orthodontist in Citrus Heights Today To Find Out More About Braces and Invisalign!

Are you ready to take the first step towards a healthy smile? Learn more about treatment options so you can make the best decision. Call 916-953-6841 to schedule your initial appointment! Our exceptional orthodontic team can help you get the smile that you’ll love for a lifetime.

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SEE WHY PATIENTS LOVE OUR AWARD-WINNING SACRAMENTO ORTHODONTIST FOR BRACES & INVISALIGN
"My orthodontic treatment was great at Dr. DeLurgio's office. The staff is great and Dr. DeLurgio is very kind and informative. Her work speaks for itself. I appreciate her attention to detail and most of all, the quality of her work. I can't stop looking at my teeth. I didn't know they look that good."*
- Rachaad H.
5 star
"I am a local dental hygienist and I only wanted the best for my daughter. Dr DeLurgio and Dr Blom are the BEST. The care that they took was incredible and her teeth are perfect. I would highly recommend them to everyone...in fact I do to all of my patients in need of ortho care. Thank you Dr DeLurgio and Dr Blom!!"*
- Keri O.
5 star
"I wasn’t very excited when I found out I had to get braces for what was estimated to be two years. Thankfully Dr. Delurgio introduced me to the Acceledent device which saved me an entire year. My braces are off earlier than I expected and my teeth and bite are perfect. I couldn’t be happier with the results."*
- Catie M.
5 star
"My younger son's braces were off earlier than expected and he loved the result of how his teeth were aligned. It's really worth to see these Drs Blom and Delurgio. They're so nice they made my son comfortable and really professional including their staff. Sadly, Dr Blom already retired from his practice but with Dr Delurgio now in-charge I'm so confident with her that my other son who just started his braces late last year is getting improvement with his teeth."*
- Gem R.
5 star
*The reviews on this page are from actual patients of DeLurgio. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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