Braces work by guiding the teeth and bones into the correct position and alignment for optimal aesthetics and function. They use either metal brackets and wires/bands or, with Invisalign, we use clear plastic aligners that gradually reposition your teeth.
The treatment, cost and time it takes to achieve your desired results will depend on your smile’s unique challenges. Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins will first need to see you for an orthodontic evaluation book yours online now or call (509) 532-1111 to gauge just what we’re up against and will then be able to give you the details.
A Positive Change
It may come as no surprise to learn that people value straight smiles. One recent study found that 77 percent of women consider crooked teeth to be a bigger turn-off than a receding hairline. It also showed that 78 percent of Americans perceived people who had crooked teeth as being less successful.
In a perfect world, our teeth wouldn’t impact our professional and social lives. Unfortunately, it’s clear that they do. Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins can provide you with the straight smile you’ve always dreamed of, so you won’t feel held back or insecure.
Don’t let crooked teeth make you feel introverted and insecure, when you can easily attain a straight smile that will give you the confidence you need to enjoy a successful professional and social life.
Why Do You Still Do Braces in Spokane?
As many dentists are rushing to abandon braces in favor of newer, more marketable technologies, at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, our cosmetic dentists still recommend braces for many of our patients. Why do we do this?
A Positive Change
Braces have never really been a popular dental treatment, except for one thing: their results. And even with new innovations in orthodontic treatment, there are still times when traditional wire-and-bracket braces will give you the best results.
We believe in Invisalign, and we offer them alongside our traditional braces. But we also know that they have their limitations, and, although they’re getting better, they’re still not able to accomplish all the things needed to straighten teeth.
Braces Are Better Than Ever
Although the technology is more than 150 years old, they are also very new. Just like Invisalign, they have been taking advantage of new discoveries in materials and computing to become a better technology. Clear brackets and white wires can make braces less visible, and new designs make them more comfortable than they used to be.
When to Choose Traditional Braces Over Clear Aligners
You might be wondering why we offer traditional braces when clear aligners seem to be the gold standard. First, we know that it’s important that you have a choice. Second, there are many instances where it’s better to choose traditional braces over clear aligners. And with technological advances, we can offer you traditional braces that blend in with your teeth.
- Compliance: How dedicated are you to wearing your aligners for the recommended time? Will you take them out when eating and drinking anything other than water? Are you prone to losing them? Do you want the responsibility of your teeth resting on your shoulders? If you don’t think you’ll comply with the clear aligner rules or don’t want to have to worry about them, maybe braces are a better choice for you. Teens especially may benefit from traditional braces because of compliance issues.
- The severity of crookedness: Clear aligners straighten many smiles, but they can’t solve all problems. There are instances where traditional braces will better fix your crookedness. If some teeth need to be raised, if they’re severely rotated, or your midline needs correction, traditional braces might be the better option.
- Affordability: Traditional braces are typically more affordable than clear aligners. This is one of the many reasons we feel you should have a choice in which type of braces is best for you.
You Deserve a Clear Choice
Another important reason we continue to use braces in Spokane is because we think you should have choices and options to accomplish your beautiful smile. Many people start out thinking they definitely want to use Invisalign, but then realize they didn’t quite understand how they worked and want to consider traditional options.
We want you to have the choice about which orthodontic procedure is right for you. Offering multiple options gives you the chance to consider all the factors and decide which one you like best.
Are You Looking for Braces in Spokane?
If you are ready to make a decision about your Spokane braces treatment, please email us or call (509) 532-1111 for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics in Spokane to talk about your options.