Am I a Candidate?

Braces vs. Invisalign

Are there some parts of your smile that you are less than satisfied with? Have you been on the hunt for an orthodontist in Albany who can help? Chances are you already know that an orthodontist can correct overbites, crowded teeth, crooked teeth, underbites, tooth gaps, and other dental issues you may be experiencing. You may even already know the main two methods of doing so: braces and Invisalign. What you may not know is if you’re a better candidate for Invisalign or braces. 

The most common question we hear from new patients at our orthodontic office in Albany is: “What treatment is right for me?” Read on to better understand the answer to this question.

Good Candidates for Invisalign

  • You want a discreet option. If you need to treat your dental issues without the whole world watching, Invisalign’s series of clear aligners may be the answer.
  • You don’t want to be limited in what you eat. Invisalign aligners can be removed at will, while braces stay on for the duration of treatment. If you want to enjoy sticky, chewy, or hard food during treatment, you might want to try Invisalign.
  • You don’t want to deal with brackets and wires. While braces are comfortable enough for some, others might find the brackets and wires unpleasant and prefer the ease of Invisalign.

Good Candidates for Braces

  • You’re not sure you’ll remember to wear the aligners. You’ll need to wear your aligners at least 22 hours a day to have the desired effect. If you think you’ll forget to wear them, braces may work better for you. 
  • You’re a smoker. One key benefit of Invisalign is that the aligners are clear. However, smoking can stain your aligners. Braces would be the better choice in this case.
  • You have a more severe dental problem. Patients who have a severe overbite or underbite typically need braces. These bite conditions can be signs of more serious concerns that require a targeted treatment plan.

The best way to determine the right orthodontic treatment for you is to schedule a consultation with the best orthodontist in Albany: Adirondack Orthodontics! We can examine your teeth, take any necessary X-rays, and get to know your goals and budget. Then, we can suggest the best course of treatment to give you your ideal smile! 

Whether you are looking for Invisalign or braces in Albany, or you are located in the surrounding areas, we have an orthodontic office near you. With six convenient locations in the Capital Region, we may be closer than you think, so call or text us today to schedule your appointment!

Life, Love, and Your Ideal Smile

Valentine’s Day may be a time to celebrate your relationship with that special someone, or you may decide to spend this time focusing on self-love. Regardless of how you choose to celebrate the holiday and this time of the year, you deserve to smile confidently.

Your ideal smile is the perfect way to show yourself some love and make sure you’re ready for all of life’s little moments. If your smile isn’t all that you want it to be, our team at Adirondack Orthodontics is here to help you start your journey to achieving it.

What’s Standing Between You & Your Ideal Smile?

The first step in this journey involves helping our patients focus on their health and wellness. Fortunately, correcting dental problems can go a long way toward improving your self-confidence. Orthodontic treatment can solve many common issues, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, and gapped or crooked teeth. If these issues make you hesitate to show your smile, we can help solve them and work toward ideal results.

To start your journey to the smile of your dreams, schedule a consultation so that we can assess your current smile and determine which treatment is best for you.

How to Smile During Life’s Special Moments

Once we find the right orthodontic treatment for you, we can give you our suggestions and make sure your final choice fits your lifestyle, goals, and budget. You may be surprised to find out that many of our patients are candidates for Invisalign, the most popular alternative to traditional braces! Regardless of which treatment you choose to move forward with, we’ll make sure you can achieve your ideal smile to see you through engagements, weddings, birthdays, family photos, and all of life’s other momentous occasions. After all, we want you to be ready and eager to share your new smile with Instagram, TikTok, and the world! 

Get Started on Your Treatment

Ensure you have your ideal smile for all of life’s little (and big) moments by calling or texting Adirondack Orthodontics for a consultation. Throughout the years, we have helped patients gain the smiles they deserve. 

In fact, we have been voted Times Unions’ Best Orthodontist three years in a row by our loyal patients, and we’re hoping to win again this year! Be sure to VOTE NOW for Adirondack Orthodontics as the Best Orthodontist in the Capital Region! Contact us today and find out why.

We’re Thankful to See You Smile

Words of Gratitude from the Team at Adirondack Orthodontics

As the holiday season gets busier, we want to take a moment to slow down and thank all of our patients, family members, friends, and team members for brightening our lives and allowing us to do what we do best!

In 2022, we’ve had so much to be thankful for, starting with the successful opening of our sixth location! We’re now better able to serve our patients in the Capital Region from offices in Albany, Clifton Park, East Greenbush, Glens Falls, Latham, and Schenectady.

However, our success across our six locations would be impossible without teamwork and camaraderie – and we’re thankful that we have those in spades. “I’m thankful to have a team that is willing to work with each other even when it gets stressful here,” one of our team members shared. “I love that people help when they can!” We’re thankful for our compassionate doctors, staff members, and dental assistants for helping us transform over 10,000 smiles.

We’re also so grateful that our patients nominated us in the Times Union’s Best Of contest for the third consecutive year. This year, we won the award for Best Orthodontist by more than 4,000 votes. Thank you to our patients, past and present, who voted for us, and thank you to those who participated in our review contest and had wonderful things to say about their experience with Adirondack Orthodontics.

Finally, we’re thankful to be able to support our community by not just offering the finest orthodontic services but by sponsoring local sports teams and travel clubs, including RoBovines FTC Team #6955 with Saratoga County 4-H, Sorensco Babe Ruth Baseball, Shenendehowa High School Drama Club, Guilderland Bulldogs Travel Baseball Team (12U), and Guilderland Wolfpack Travel Softball. We believe in investing in the community where we work, and we’re proud to support these local groups.

Whether you’re thankful for your dental health, family and friends, or the simple beauty of changing leaves, we’re grateful to be part of your life. And, from our family to yours, we hope this inspires you to consider everything you’re thankful for this holiday season.

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