The Benefits of Braces for Children and Adults
As important as appearance can be for a person’s self-esteem and confidence, the benefits of braces go beyond esthetics. Some of the advantages of orthodontic treatment include:
- Improved appearance, which can boost self-esteem and confidence.
- Helping improve everyday habits, such as biting, chewing and speaking.
- Alleviating unnecessary wear and grinding
- Straight teeth are easier to keep brush, clean and floss.
3M Unitek Victory Braces Series
The Victory series has become one of our most popular orthodontic treatment options due to the tubes and brackets that include a light-sensitive, pre-applied adhesive. Some of the additional benefits of the Victory series include the following:
- Efficient and controlled bonding
- A minimum of waste
- More accurate and efficient results through the bonding curve that matches the exact shape of the tooth
3M Unitek Clarity Braces
If you’re interested in braces, but you’d prefer a more comfortable design and a more discreet treatment, then 3M Unitek Clarity braces may be right for you. They offer the same performance as metal braces, but have a clear appearance that will make them blend into your teeth. These braces use a stable ceramic material that’s resistant to staining and discoloration.
Invisalign is known as the alternative to braces. Instead of using metal wires and brackets, it straightens teeth using clear, removable trays. Your Invisalign aligners customized for each individual patient using advanced computer technology, and you’ll progress through a series of trays until your teeth reach optimal position. They provide benefits beyond braces by allowing for a virtually discreet orthodontic treatment, that can be removed for eating and special occasions.
Dr. Stormberg is an Super Elite Invisalign & Invisalign Teen provider, meaning that he’s in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in North America and has treated over 1600 patients. He has a significant level of skill, expertise and experience in treating patients with the system, and can answer any additional questions you have before you get started.
Invisalign Teen is similar to Invisalign, but with two additional features. The first is the ‘eruption tabs’ that are meant to hold open spaces for a younger patient’s molars that still haven’t fully erupted. The other feature is the ‘compliance indicators.’ These indicators are small dots that are located near the back of the aligners that will fade with time. These help Dr. Stormberg determine if the aligners were worn for the proper amount of time, which is important to ensure treatment is progressing as planned.
Contact Your Local San Diego Orthodontist Today!
If you’re interested in Invisalign or any of our other treatment options, contact our office and one of our team members would be happy to assist you. You can reach our La Mesa office at (619) 462-4462, or you can visit our contact page if you need any additional information. We’re proud to service patients in La Mesa, El Cajon, Santee, Alpine, and the surrounding San Diego community. We look forward to helping you on the path toward a straighter and healthier smile!