Which Orthodontic Treatment Should I Get?

One of the most common questions we get at Sohn Orthodontics is, “Which orthodontic treatment should I get?” With more options than ever, it can be a little overwhelming to choose. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Let’s break down and explore the world of orthodontic treatments.

Breaking Down The Treatments

In orthodontics, there are several treatment options to address different cases and preferences. At Sohn Orthodontics, we focus on three types: Metal Braces, Clear Braces, and Invisalign.

Metal Braces

Metal Braces are the staple of orthodontic treatments. They’ve been the go-to solution for years. They’re strong, effective, and great for all ages, especially for more complex dental issues. 

Metal Braces are made of high-quality steel brackets and wires. These put consistent pressure on your teeth to shift them into the desired positions. They also allow for customization with colored bands, adding a fun display that younger patients enjoy. Treatment time changes based on your specific case, but usually, you’ll wear metal braces between 18 months to 3 years. 

Although some don’t like metal braces for their more visible appearance, they offer reliable results and are most times more budget-friendly. 

Clear Braces

Clear Braces act like metal braces but are less visible thanks to their tooth-colored or clear brackets. They’re effective and great for all ages but are more fragile than metal braces, requiring a bit more care. 

Clear Braces can stain more easily than metal braces. Once your braces come off, there may be a visible reminder of your treatment if you haven’t given enough attention to your oral hygiene. Still, they’re a great choice if you’re conscious about looks but need an effective solution.


Invisalign is a clear, removable aligner system. It’s nearly invisible, providing some of the most discreet treatment. Plus, being removable allows you to eat and drink whatever you like and makes cleaning much easier than with braces. 

The treatment involves wearing each set of aligners for about one- two weeks before switching to the next set, with each set designed to move your teeth gradually into place. However, Invisalign requires the most discipline, as it’s recommended to wear the aligners for 22 hours a day.

Best for those who want a less noticeable treatment and have mild alignment issues, Invisalign offers a balance of aesthetics and functionality at a slightly higher price point.

Each treatment has its strengths, and we’re committed to helping you choose the right one for your unique smile. Remember, the best treatment is one that not only aligns your teeth but aligns with your personal needs and goals.


Which Orthodontic Treatment Should I Get?

Factors To Consider

Now that you know the different treatments we provide, let’s look at some of the factors that play an important role when deciding which is best for you. At Sohn Orthodontics, we believe in personalized care and matching the best treatment to your needs.

Severity Of Dental Issues

The complexity of your dental situation greatly influences your choice. Metal braces are often the best option for tackling severe cases head-on. For milder cases, Invisalign might be the better solution.

Aesthetic Preferences

For many, shiny metal braces in their smile might keep them up at night. If you’re concerned about the visibility of your treatment and don’t have a very severe case, clear braces or Invisalign offer less noticeable alternatives to metal braces. 

Lifestyle Considerations

Think about your daily routine and activities. Now, imagine them with braces or aligners. Could they be impacted or need special considerations? If you need more dietary freedom and ease of cleaning, then Invisalign may be the option for you. If you need something tough and sturdy, metal braces could be the right choice. Depending on your lifestyle, different treatments may fit you better.

Age & Maturity

Orthodontic treatment isn’t a one-and-done solution. It takes responsibility and dedication to make sure you reach your dream smile. Younger patients may have more severe issues or might not have the maturity to handle more fragile and demanding treatments such as Invisalign. Adults, on the other hand, may prefer the discretion of Invisalign and want to take on the responsibility that comes with it.


Cost is an important factor. The cost of treatment is more affordable than ever before. But there are still differences in prices across your options. Metal Braces are generally more budget-friendly, while clear braces and Invisalign can be a bit more. We’ll work with you every step of the way to make sure your new smile is affordable.


Personalized Treatment and Consultation

At Sohn Orthodontics, we believe in bringing a personalized approach to every treatment. We understand that every smile is unique, so we go through and make sure we offer tailored solutions to meet your specific orthodontic needs.

Dr. Sohn and our team dedicate ourselves to providing personalized care, guiding you from the beginning to the end of the process. We’ll take the time during your consultation to understand you and your situation, discuss your options, and address any concerns you may have. We’re not just about straightening teeth. We’re about crafting smiles that boost your confidence and well-being.


Which Orthodontic Treatment Should I Get?

Starting Your Orthodontic Treatment With Sohn Orthodontics

Whether it’s metal braces or Invisalign, there’s a solution to help you on your way to the smile of your dreams. At Sohn Orthodontics, we have the expertise to guide you through each step to find the right fit for your needs. If you’re ready to begin your journey, schedule a free consultation today at our office in Bridgeville. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us, and let’s start crafting your beautiful, confident smile.