Dr. Uyen Thompson, the Director of Thompson Center for Dentistry in Chula Vista, provides an overview of the variety of benefits of traditional braces and Invisalign® to help patients choose an appropriate treatment.
Chula Vista, CA – Traditional braces and Invisalign® aligners are both very good options for correcting a variety of orthodontic concerns, says Chula Vista dentist Uyen Thompson, DDS, the Director of Thompson Center for Dentistry.
While Invisalign® has become a popular treatment in recent years, Dr. Thompson believes that traditional braces can still offer a lot to patients who want to correct certain orthodontic issues. Selecting an appropriate treatment ultimately depends on each patient’s needs and their comfort level, says Dr. Thompson. Invisalign® popularly offers a discreet appearance while wearing aligners; however, traditional braces are still one of the best options to correct bite misalignment, she explains.
Braces can be ideal for adults and children alike, and are able to address spaces between teeth, crowded teeth, crooked teeth, and bite irregularities. Using small elastic bands to secure brackets and wires into place, braces are able to align teeth to the desired position over time. The length of time braces need to be on will vary from patient to patient, Dr. Thompson says. She explains that she will detail the length of treatment and the full range of benefits during her patients’ initial consultations.
Similar to traditional braces, the benefits of Invisalign® include correcting misaligned teeth, but with aligners that are removable, made of clear plastic, and are typically able to reach best results within nine to 15 months. According to Dr. Thompson, one of the primary advantages of Invisalign® is patient comfort. Invisalign® is also sought out because of how fast it works and how accessible the aligners are, she explains. In addition to fast-acting results, the fact that most patients experience minimal interruptions to their daily schedules and routines is another big reason people choose Invisalign®, Dr. Thompson adds.
While certain patients may benefit from either braces or Invisalign®, Dr. Thompson proudly offers both dental treatments. She says the best course of action for a given patient will be determined at an initial consultation when a comprehensive plan is developed. Dr. Thompson encourages individuals who are seeking more information about the differences between Invisalign® and braces to meet with an experienced dentist to determine which treatment can best meet their needs.
About Uyen Thompson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI
Dr. Uyen Thompson received her Master’s in the Academy of General Dentistry and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Academy of Clear Aligners, and other prominent dental organizations. As Director of Thompson Center for Dentistry in Chula Vista, California, Dr. Thompson oversees an expansive dental team offering comprehensive services for patients seeking general and restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontic treatments. In addition to dental implants, options at the practice include porcelain veneers, Invisalign®, routine preventive treatments, family dental care, teeth whitening, and many other procedures. Dr. Thompson is available for interview upon request.
Thompson Center for Dentistry
688 Old Telegraph Canyon Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91910