When it comes to straightening your teeth, there are several options to choose from for orthodontic treatment. Your dentist will assess your teeth and recommend the right treatment option for your teeth. Each one is different, but all orthodontic treatment requires dedication and commitment to your treatment plan for a beautiful smile.
Traditional braces are a common option when it comes to straightening teeth. They are more comfortable than they have ever been in the past, so you might want to leave those myths about pain and discomfort behind. They’re made of stainless steel of the highest grade, and you can even add color to make them look unique and stylish.
These are made with the same materials used for traditional braces. The difference is that these don’t require any elastic additions, reducing friction along with the number of dental appointments needed. They can be metal, clear, or ceramic and use a special clip to guide teeth into place. The clip requires fewer adjustments and reduces the pressure being placed on teeth.
Ceramic braces are less visible when worn due to being made of clear materials. They’re a popular option for older teens as well as adults that are looking to fix cosmetic issues. They require more care than other options because they’re more brittle and are a bit larger than other braces. Your dentist may recommend them for upper teeth so that they take less pressure than they would on lower teeth.
Clear aligners are invisible trays that are comfortable and straighten your teeth without the need for metal of any kind. They’re invisible and removable, so you can enjoy your favorite foods and beverages while your teeth are being readjusted to look beautiful and straight. You can brush and floss normally, avoiding the hassle and discomfort of mouth abrasions that can occur during treatment with other types of braces.
If you want to learn more about your orthodontic options, call our office and speak with a professional that can help you determine the best treatment for your teeth.