As the most common orthodontic treatment, traditional, metal braces are an excellent way to transform your smile. This braces option has stood the test of time because it is more effective at treating extreme dental overcrowding than other options, such as clear braces or clear aligners. Traditional braces are also much more affordable than some alternative treatment options. Metal braces can correct several orthodontic issues, including:
Traditional braces are made up of a system of metal brackets, wires, and tiny rubber bands. The brackets are placed on the front of your teeth and connect to each other with wires and bands. As our orthodontist adjusts the wires, the braces gradually guide your teeth into their proper positions. Throughout your treatment, you will need to visit our office on a regular basis, where we can make the proper adjustments to your braces that will eventually lead to a straighter, healthier smile.
Esthetic braces are a discreet, modern way to straighten your teeth. Esthetic braces work upon the same basic principles as traditional metal braces; they are designed to gently and gradually adjust the positions of your teeth to give you a straighter, more beautiful smile. We are pleased to offer clear braces to help you more aesthetically achieve the straight, healthy smile you deserve. Straightening your teeth has an obvious impact on the appearance of your smile, but did you know that braces can also improve your oral health? Straighter teeth are generally at a lower risk for tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other dental problems.
Clear aligner therapy is a great choice for our patients who are searching for a more discreet orthodontic treatment option. Rather than using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, the Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to straighten your smile. Each set of aligners is designed to make small changes to the alignment of the teeth. As you switch sets of aligners about every two weeks, your teeth will be gradually, gently guided to their proper positions. You will also visit our office on a regular basis during treatment to make certain that your smile is progressing as planned.