Dr. White helps patients achieve the same beautiful results using both Invisalign and traditional metal braces, so it really comes down to the patient’s preference. While both are designed to straighten teeth while improving the patient’s smile and oral health, some younger children may prefer traditional braces.

More comfortable now than ever before, metal braces are made of high-quality stainless steel or titanium and include brackets, arch wires, and ligature elastic (rubber bands). Once placed in your mouth, braces place constant pressure on the teeth and the force of the pressure helps move teeth into their proper positions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is getting braces painful?
A. The actual process is not, but approximately three to five hours later you will begin to feel some pressure. Ibuprofen is recommended for any discomfort.

Q. Do I have to get my braces tightened, and, if so, how often?
A. No. We use a Smart Clip system that does not require tightening. The average span between appointments is usually eight to 10 weeks.

Q. Will I need a retainer?
A. Yes, a retainer is always required after any orthodontic care to maintain the stable corrected position.

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