While many people throughout our great nation are turning to Invisalign and ceramic braces for their tooth straightening needs, it is important to remember that not everyone is a candidate for the methods. Children and younger teens may not be prepared to deal with the additional oral hygiene requirements of the ceramics or keeping up with a removable device. However, metal braces are a tried-and-true design that has been fixing various tooth alignment issues for years, and they might be the perfect solution to help you get the dazzling smile of your dreams.
The metallic silver coloring is one reason people tend to shy away from metal braces. It can cause the wearer to feel somewhat insecure about their smile, but for those people worried about aesthetics, just add colored elastics, and rock your new, bold look. A person should never be ashamed of achieving a better and healthier life. Straight teeth ensure that a person can chew and eat their favorite meals, but it is important to remember that certain foods will be off limits during the treatment. The dental team will discuss the ins and outs of what to do, or not do, as well as, give you tips on how to brush and floss correctly.
Advancements over the years have allowed metal braces to become more comfortable to wear than ever before. After initial installation, there may be a brief period where certain letter sounds appear to slur, but your speech will return to normal quickly. As adjustments are made to the brackets and archwires, minor aches or sensitivity can become experienced. However, this statement can ring true for all tooth straightening methods, but the beautiful, healthy smile is well worth the minimal discomfort.
Don’t fret if metal braces are not the right choice for you. Our team offers a range of options to suit different needs. Incognito Hidden braces go on the backside of teeth and stay out-of-sight, and out-of-mind. Invisalign aligners are transparent and inconspicuous too. Ceramic braces are also clear, and they blend in with tooth enamel. Each patient can come up with at least a dozen pros and cons for the different methods, but there is always a single constant, which is all of the devices are ideal for aligning bites. Ask your dentist if you are a candidate for one or more of the options, and let them help you fix your crowded, crooked, and protruding teeth.