Having a beautiful smile with straight teeth can be a huge self-esteem booster. With the right treatment a confident smile is right around the corner. We offer many different treatment choices that your smile is the first thing that people notice, so get ready to flash those pearly whites!
The most common way of correcting your bite and aligning your teeth is by wearing braces. They are a tried, tested and true method of correcting a wide range of dental and aesthetic problems. There are a variety of types of braces available on the market today. Some of the most common are:
- Metal Braces – the most common way to straighten your teeth.
- Clear Braces – More aesthetically pleasing than metal braces and just as effective.
- Self-Ligating Braces – Braces with a built in clip that make the braces easier to clean.
- Lingual Braces – The braces are glued to the inside of the teeth and are thus almost “invisible”.
Removable Clear Aligners
Another exciting option that may be right for you is clear aligner therapy, known as Invisalign. In this treatment a series of clear plastic aligners is customized to your teeth and will align and straighten your teeth as the trays progress. Each aligner is worn for a particular length of time and before proceeding to the next aligner. The overall length of time and the number of aligners required are determined by a number of factors and vary from patient to patient.
Keep in mind that removable appliances can only correct some types of orthodontic problems.
For some esthetic and functional concerns your orthodontist will work with your general dentist or other dental specialists to prepare your teeth for the placement of porcelain crowns and/or veneers. Although an orthodontist would not place the crowns and veneers they often need to place the teeth in the proper position so that the dental restoration is as strong and as beautiful as possible.
Orthodontics- The first step to your perfect smile
Orthodontic treatment is a safe and reliable choice to correct many types of dental problems and set you on your way to achieving that beautiful smile.
It is important to consult with your orthodontist to create the proper treatment plan and find the right type of brace to correct the alignment of your teeth and bite.