Patients who want to straighten crooked teeth have more options today than ever before. At Phinney Ridge Dental, Dr. Micah Bickel offers options for orthodontics in Seattle, WA including Invisalign clear braces and traditional metal braces. They work differently, but both methods have the same goal of giving you a healthier, more symmetrical smile.
Invisalign Clear Braces in Seattle, WA
Invisalign clear aligners are very popular because they’re an excellent choice for adults and teens who want a convenient treatment that doesn’t interfere with their lifestyle. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign moves your teeth with clear, removable aligners that slip over your teeth and fit like a snug mouthguard.
You’ll go through several sets of Invisalign throughout your treatment, and each will move your teeth incrementally until they are in the desired position.
Traditional orthodontics involve brackets and wires that are attached to your teeth for the duration of treatment. Dr. Bickel commonly recommends traditional braces to correct tooth misalignments and bite problems that are too complex for Invisalign.
The good news is that instead of noticeable metal brackets, we can customize clear ceramic brackets that blend in with your teeth and won’t detract from your smile as metal brackets can.
Contact Phinney Ridge Dental in the 98103 Area
If you have crooked teeth and are looking for orthodontics in Seattle, contact Phinney Ridge Dental. Dr. Bickel will be happy to meet with you to evaluate your needs and help you decide which approach is right for you.