Tooth correction treatment is inevitable for many Utah residents. Recent advances in orthodontic technology allow patients to choose between clear braces and Invisalign. Clear braces have the same function as metal braces, but the brackets are clear and tooth colored. Patients that wear braces have a wire that is visible in their teeth, and they still have all the side effects associated with having brackets rub against the lips.
Invisalign consists of clear, plastic retainers that the patient can remove when they eat or play contact sports. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are easy to clean, though patients should still remember to brush their teeth before inserting their aligners. Regular brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist will lead to a cleaner, healthy smile.