If you’re self-conscious about the look of your smile, then braces just might be the solution you’ve been looking for. Our practice is dedicated to making sure you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of having, and we want to make sure the journey along the way is as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Treatment time will vary from patient to patient, but generally it lasts anywhere from 1-3 years. The patient’s involvement is crucial in making sure that the braces do their job as quickly and efficiently as possible. If a patient is diligent with their braces, then the treatment will be much quicker. Getting braces early in childhood can also shorten treatment times later in life.
Types of Braces:
- Traditional Metal Braces – The most common type of braces. More comfortable today than ever before, traditional braces are made of stainless steel and straighten your teeth with brackets and wires that slowly move your teeth into the desired position.
- Self-Ligating Braces – Made from the same materials as traditional braces, self-ligating braces need fewer appointments and make the tooth undergo less friction by avoiding elastics altogether. They’re the same size as traditional braces and have a special clip that helps the wire guide your teeth.
- Clear Ceramic Braces – Made of clear materials, ceramic braces are much less visible than metal braces. Generally, teenagers and more self-conscious adults prefer ceramic braces over their traditional counterparts. They require more attention to dental hygiene and are more brittle, however, meaning that they are more frequently used on upper front teeth.
- Clear Aligners – A series of nearly invisible, removable trays, clear aligners straighten your teeth and are comfortable at the same time. Since they are invisible, hardly anyone will even notice that you’re wearing them. And the ability to remove them with ease means that you can eat and drink whatever you feel like, as long as you take your aligners out first. It is also easier to brush and floss, since you can remove the aligners beforehand.