Ortho1Each year, people are challenged with the decision of whether or not to correct their smile and which method of correction to choose. With orthodontics, there are many different options available, and it’s important to speak with the orthodontist about the best choice for you. One of the more increasingly popular options when choosing braces is the Invisalign system. Invisalign uses a custom-made aligner created for you and only you. The aligner is a comfortable and virtually invisible plastic piece that is worn over your teeth that gradually shifts them into place. The main benefit of Invisalign is the aesthetic appeal; since there are no metal brackets or wires, Invisalign is virtually undetectable. Dr. Wheeler DDS, MS from Wheeler Orthodontics, states that he sees a wide range of ages wearing Invisalign braces but recommends the patient have all of their adult teeth before choosing Invisalign as the right method for them. Recently, Invisalign launched Invisalign Teen, which Dr. Wheeler says specifically caters
to adolescents.

Traditional metal braces are still a viable option in today’s world, Dr. Wheeler says. “Invisalign is more popular, but by far conventional braces are the lion’s share of the market.” Using either traditional braces or Invisalign takes about the same amount of time and cost for teeth correction and regarding efficiency, he explains. “For the most part, it’s about even.” One of the more exciting treatments Dr. Wheeler offers is Incognito braces. These braces are placed behind your teeth so no one will even know you’re wearing them. Incognito uses state-of-the-art technology and the braces are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and dental situation. Since the brackets are placed behind your teeth, it offers a lot of aesthetic appeal for those looking for a less noticeable option.Ortho2

Another option Dr. Wheeler offers in his office are Damon braces. Damon uses traditional metal, but the amount of friction is greatly reduced. A patient can also choose Clarity braces, which feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance. Dr. Wheeler says this type has clear ceramic brackets, so it is a good option for those looking for a more aesthetically pleasing approach. When choosing braces, it’s important for you as the patient to speak with the orthodontist and choose the best form that works for you. “It’s all about finding the best tool for the job that matches the patient,” Dr. Wheeler states. Whether a patient is looking for something more traditional such as the metal brackets, or an option that is more modern, there are many choices available.

Contact Dr. Wheeler to schedule your consultation:

Dr. Cameron R. Wheeler, D.D.S., MS,
4568 Feather River Dr., Suite D,
Stockton, (209) 951-0151