Today's orthodontics offer more kinds of braces than ever before. Check out your options:
Indirect bonding is a method of applying brackets for braces to the teeth in such a manner that an entire set of braces can be applied, including expanders, in less than an hour. Traditionally, braces are placed on each individual tooth, one at a time.
Indirect Bonding allows for a quicker installation process and ensures proper bracket placement on each individual tooth. What this means for you is less time in the chair when your braces are bonded to your teeth, and less time with those pesky cheek retractors holding your mouth wide open.
Metal braces/Traditional braces
These are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word "braces." However, modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than the notorious "metal-mouth" braces that many adults remember. Plus, new heat-activated archwires use your body heat to help teeth move more quickly and less painfully than in the past.
Pros: Least expensive type; colored bands give kids a chance to express themselves
Cons:Most noticeable type of braces
Ceramic braces are slightly larger but same shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. In the beginning a tooth colored wire can be placed to make it less noticeable. For adults that must have braces, but would like a more aesthetically pleasing look, this may be an option.
Pros: Less noticeable than metal braces; move teeth much faster than clear plastic aligners (Invisalign)
Cons:More expensive than metal braces; Brackets can stain easily if patients don’t care for them well
After your Free consultation, the doctor will determine what option is best to achieve optimal results!
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