Options for Teeth Straightening Treatment
If your teeth are crooked or badly shaped, you don’t need to worry about embarrassment anymore. There are orthodontists out there to help you out.
Braces are the only option for straightening teeth. All treatments for crooked teeth and other teeth shaping problems revolves around braces. But, you have plenty of options to choose from in the braces family including lingual braces, metal braces, clear aligners and many others.
Do you know why braces are the only option for teeth straightening? Well, braces are either used for aligning the jawline or shaping the teeth. There are different advantages to each type of braces. You need to consult an orthodontist for in depth knowledge, however here we have provided a basic outline.
Here are the five most common types of braces that orthodontists recommend for their patients according to need and preferences.
This is the most common for children and teens. These braces are very effective for correcting crooked teeth, irregular gaps between teeth, bite problems and others. The stainless steel wires and brackets are placed on the teeth to straighten them with gradual shifting. The reasons behind their popularity are the coverage of a wide range of orofacial issues including complicated ones, shorter treatment process and cost-effectiveness.
This is a more comfortable option for users. Employing a smooth and self-ligating bracket system with boast roundedness, gives a comfortable experience for the users. It does not use elastic ties, but rather has a sliding door mechanism. It is smoother, without the hassle of elastic ties, durable and effective.
These are designed using a technology where the braces become invisible to others. The braces are placed on the backside of teeth. The material of lingual braces is same as the traditional metal braces, so the effectiveness cannot be questioned and they do not obviously change the person's appearance like the previous two.
This is a cosmetic alternative to traditional braces. Being clear, they are less noticeable than metal braces as the brackets and wires are of the same color as the teeth. These are made of porcelain or plastic and the ties are made of clear plastic. This combination makes them less visible than conventional braces. Other than durability, these are not very different from metal braces. The durability is a little less because of the delicate material used.
This is an example of the most advanced technology in orthodontics. Made of clear plastic, these are actually aligners and quite different from conventional braces. These are trays which orthodontists install on your teeth, but they are also removable. You can remove them for eating and brushing your teeth. And, the best part is, they are virtually invisible. The clear plastic trays can move the teeth gradually but are not visible. For installation of clear aligners, you need to undergo diagnosis from an orthodontist. The diagnosis will determine whether clear aligners will be suitable for your problems or not.
Come to Orthodontic Arts and get the best solution for any kind of teeth problem.
** Disclaimer: The above post is not intended to be medical advice or create a relationship between doctor and patient.