Coming Clean

Many orthodontic braces patients find that the biggest challenge they face involves keeping their teeth clean. Braces inhibit regular methods of flossing, as well as create ledges and crevices where plaque may collect. Thus, patients must be particularly diligent about brushing thoroughly after every meal.

Another alternative to braces is Invisalign. With Invisalign, it is much easier to keep your teeth and gums clean because you remove them to eat and clean your teeth. They are much more comfortable than braces and they afford the patient much more freedom to eat the foods they enjoy.

As with any modality of treatment, there are advantages and disadvantages. Braces need to be cleaned thoroughly and Invisalign needs to be worn a minimum of 22 hours a day. Braces are affixed to the teeth with special adhesive and Invisalign is removable. Invisalign requires less visits to the office, while braces need to be checked more frequently.

If you are looking for options for yourself, or for your child, call us to schedule a free consultation. Our consultations can be done in person or virtually. We are here to help and answer any questions you may have. Dr. Monacell has more experience with Invisalign than any other orthodontist or dentist in our area. Reach out to us through our website at, or call or text us at (804) 746-0918. We look forward to seeing you and making you part of our orthodontic family!

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