Braces & Invisalign

Written by Staci Whitman, D.M.D.

There are lots of styles and types of orthodontics now, from Phase I treatment (early intervention) where we are trying to help your jaws and face grow, to Phase II treatment where we are getting teeth lined up and fitting together better. Many orthodontists can offer various ways to help such as: removable retainers and Invisalign aligners, bonded or fixed retainers that do not come out (these are nice as they cannot be lost and generally can work faster), appliances you wear only at night, and traditional braces brackets and wires (metal or ceramic).

It is not recommended to use any do-it-at-home braces like you can now buy online or at many malls. These can cause MAJOR issues and have terrible and sad outcomes for those who have taken this route. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

Always talk to your dentist and/or orthodontist about options that are best for you and your family and don’t be afraid to share your wants and needs. They are here to help YOU!