Why would I choose Braces over Invisalign?

Unlike removable appliances, braces can be a great option if you don’t want to keep track of aligners, removing and reinserting trays etc. Since they are glued to your teeth, they are always in and always working. This takes the pressure off you to remember to wear your appliance.

Am I too old for braces?

Of course not! A good percentage of our patients are over the age of 21. Not only can braces align your bite and boost your confidence, straightening your teeth can greatly improve your oral health.

How would I deal with discomfort with Braces?

Over-the-counter pain medication and orthodontic relief wax/silicone will help alleviate any soreness and discomfort following placement of braces and orthodontic adjustment visits.  Salt-water rinses are also an effective remedy and also chewing sugar-free gum, as this increases blood flow to the supportive structures surrounding the teeth which helps to reduce Read more…

Do Braces hurt?

Most patients experience some discomfort the first 4 days to a week after their braces, expanders, and/or wires are placed and after a wire adjustment appointment, but remember that this discomfort will quickly fade. Check out how dealing with braces discomfort answer below.

How long does treatment take with braces?

Treatment time with Insignia is typically much faster than traditional braces. Your overall treatment time will depend on your specific orthodontic problem, how severe it is and which type of braces you opt for. In general, patients are in braces for 12 to 18 months compared to traditional braces that Read more…