June 22, 2022
A Parent’s Guide to Braces and Invisalign
One of the questions we get asked the most from parents and patients is: “which is better: Braces or Invisalign?”
It’s a hard question to answer because so much depends on each patient and their specific needs. That’s why at Bruno Orthodontics we prioritize spending time with you and listening to your needs and goals. That’s what helps us land on the best possible treatment plan for each unique patient who comes to see us.
Let’s talk about some of the different treatment options that we offer and the differences between them. Traditional metal or clear braces are the most commonly recognized and can be a great choice (we also offer fully customizable 3D printed LightForces Braces!). With all braces systems there’s minimal involvement from the patient’s perspective except for avoiding foods that can damage brackets and wires, and brushing really well is a top priority. Braces are also great for patients who may lack the discipline to wear aligners for 22 hours a day. And that’s okay! You’ll come to us every 6-8 weeks for adjustments and you’ll be on your way to a straighter smile in no time.
On the other hand, clear aligners are an excellent alternative for patients that are good at keeping to a schedule and would find it more convenient to have a smaller list of foods to avoid. They are also a great choice if you know brushing is already an issue - a task that becomes more challenging with braces because it’s hard to reach those nooks and crannies when the brackets and wires are in place.
If Dr. Bruno feels that one would be a better option for any reason, we’ll let you know why and we’ll talk through everything in detail together. In most cases both treatment options are efficient and effective at giving your child their ideal smile, and making parents smile along the way.
Where you receive your care is important:
Dr. Bruno was born and raised in Rochester Hills and graduated from Rochester High School. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and his Certificate of Orthodontics and Master of Science at the University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Bruno regularly participates in continuing education events and utilizes state-of-the-art technology to ensure his patients receive the best care available. He is a member of several major orthodontic professional organizations including: the American Association of Orthodontists, the Michigan Association of Orthodontists, the Southeast Michigan Orthodontic Association, the Detroit Orthodontic Alumni Association, the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association and the Oakland County Dental Society.
He respects the hard work and dedication required to become an orthodontic specialist and believes in the ability of orthodontic treatment to not only improve a patient’s smile but to transform their life. Dr. Bruno and his experienced team can’t wait to meet you. Schedule a complimentary consultation today!
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