At King Orthodontics, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatments for our patients to help them achieve a straighter, healthier smile! Two of our top treatments are Lightforce Braces and Invisalign. Each offers a variety of benefits and can treat several dental issues efficiently.

What are LightForce Braces?

LightForce braces are a first of their kind, offering a digital planning and 3D printing orthodontic system that is designed to create fully customized braces for patients. The braces are white and opaque, offering a more discreet experience than you would get with traditional braces.

Using 3D technology, we can customize each bracket around your teeth to ensure a perfect fit for an efficient and comfortable treatment. This allows for fewer office visits and a shorter treatment time.

Pros and Cons of LightForce Braces

LightForce Braces Pros:

  • LightForce braces are bonded to your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about taking them out for eating or drinking and then putting them back in or risk losing them like removable aligners.
  • LightForce Braces also offer you an aesthetically pleasing look and are far less noticeable than metal braces. This can help you feel more confident while your teeth are straightened.

LightForce Braces Cons:

  • With braces, there are a variety of foods you need to avoid. It can also be more difficult to brush and floss, which can cause issues such as gum disease if you don’t follow proper oral care.
  • Just like metal braces, LightForce Braces can cause irritation to your cheeks and lips. The wires can also poke the mouth at times.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a series of customized clear aligners that are worn for 22 hours per day to correct a variety of dental issues. Since these aligners are clear, they are a discreet and effective way to achieve a straighter, healthier smile.

Invisalign Pros and Cons

Invisalign Pros:

Unlike braces, you can remove your clear aligners to eat and drink. Since they can be removed, there are no dietary restrictions during your treatment period. This also makes brushing and flossing easier, keeping your mouth healthy throughout treatment.

The clear aligners go unnoticed by others, giving you a confident smile throughout the treatment process. Also, after an initial adjustment period, Invisalign is comfortable to wear.

Invisalign Cons:

You are required to wear the aligners 22 hours a day for the most effective treatment, so in some cases, compliance with this rule can lead to issues. Additionally, the aligners can cause irritation to the tongue and, in some cases, the lips and cheeks as your mouth adjusts to them.

Braces and Invisalign Treatment at King Orthodontics

Whether you are considering LightForce Braces or Invisalign, your orthodontist can evaluate your smile and recommend the best treatment for your needs. Contact King Orthodontics today to learn more!