Dental braces are used to straighten teeth that are crowded, crooked, or out of alignment. Braces can also close gaps in between teeth. By moving teeth into their appropriate place, dental braces solve any problems one might have with occlusion, esthetics, and TMJ. An attractive smile goes a long way into adulthood.
Before choosing whether braces are an advantageous option for you, it is essential that you accept what procedures it entails and the cost of having braces. In order to get the best results full cooperation is needed.
Do I Need Braces?
When teeth are crooked and crowded, keeping them clean can become quite difficult. If brushing and flossing cannot be completed the right way, tooth decay, gum disease, halitosis, and tooth loss can start to become an issue.
An unbecoming bite can restrict your ability to eat and speak correctly, as well as stimulate irregular wear to the enamel of your teeth. If your teeth are unaligned and/or your upper and lower teeth don’t come together firmly, jaw problems may occur better known as TMD. Orthodontics can at times relieve TMJ discomfort. Thus, by keeping your teeth in the proper alignment, as well as achieving superior oral hygiene, dental braces will ensure you have a beautiful smile. They also assist you in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. There is now evidence proving that periodontal infections occurring from poor oral hygiene can enter the blood stream and cause cardiac conditions.
Types Of Braces
Metal dental braces: These types of braces have been used for years and are created out of stainless steel. There is an expense benefit to metal braces and they are better in moving the entire tooth around including the root, called torquing. They are used in more advanced orthodontic cases which require bodily movement of roots called translation.
Ceramic or clear dental braces: This brace type is less visible and looks more natural than metal braces, because they look like your natural teeth. Ceramic dental braces do not tarnish, and are as brawny as metal ones. Keep in mind, though they look better, they require more time to be successful and are more high-priced than metal braces.
Invisalign or ClearCorrect is a removable orthodontic solution offered as an alternative to more classic orthodontic options such as metal braces. A type of clear tooth aligner that is selected by many who do not want the inconvenience or appearance of classic braces. In the event you are a prospect for Invisalign or other “invisible braces,” you can keep your beautiful appearance while aligning your teeth. Keep in mind, this alternative can be costly as you may need 10-30 aligners for both upper and lower teeth. This type of aligners are only good for miner movements or orthodontic relapse of previous treatment. To find out if you qualify or are a prospect for braces or Invisalign, contact us today to speak with our orthodontic team.
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