Your Braces Options
Many people who need orthodontic treatment will put it off or worry that they just can’t make it work right now. If you fall into that category, then we have great news for you: you’ve got more than just one choice!
That’s right. The world of braces is wider and more varied than ever before and when you visit our practice, we will discuss which option is right for you. We will show you in person all the different technology that makes orthodontics fun and exciting today, as compared to ten years ago.
Traditional Braces (Metal)
This option is probably what you’re thinking of when you hear the word braces. It’s time-tested and highly effective. Metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Every few weeks, your orthodontist will evaluate and adjust the wires so that they efficiently lead to a straightened and properly aligned smile.
These braces work in almost the exact same way that traditional braces do. The difference? They’re practically invisible!
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.
Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized removable appliances called aligners.
It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone knows that you’re straightening your teeth. Every few weeks, you’ll trade the old one out for the next in the series, until your teeth are where they’re supposed to be.
What’s the major advantage of this method? Invisalign is completely removable when necessary. Take the tray out for eating, playing sports, or even giving a speech. Put it right back in when you’re done, with no hassle or inconvenience.
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No two mouths are exactly alike, so it stands to reason that no two orthodontic treatments should be exactly the same, either. To learn more about your options, give us a call today.