Premium Orthodontics Services

Premium Orthodontics Services

Most people, especially adults, when they think about orthodontist treatment, picture a mouth full of metal brackets, rubber bands popping off at the worst possible second, or headgear. However, this is more the media’s interpretation of the teeth straightening process than our current reality. Here are the current braces types on the market. invisalign

  • Metal braces are the traditional braces and they lead the market in durability. They also get called into service in especially difficult cases when other types of braces aren’t strong enough to move the teeth.
  • Ceramic or clear braces are a popular choice for teens and adults alike since they are more discreet and show less on the teeth than metal braces. However, these types of braces are also more delicate and require the patient to observe the usual caution in braces wearing more diligently.
  • Self-Ligating braces are for patients that are concerned that their braces might be too uncomfortable. Self-Ligating braces have sliding brackets which many patients not only find more comfortable but can result in faster treatment and fewer trips to the orthodontist’s office.
  • Invisalign is the latest entry into the teeth straightening market and the reception as well as the results have been favorable. Invisalign are removable braces that look more like the old-fashioned retainers that people used to use once treatment was finished to make sure that the teeth stayed in their new positions.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works:

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Once you have chosen, your orthodontist and he/she and you have decided on a treatment plan, the rest of the considerations concern the amount of care a patient uses while in their braces. Living with braces can be different from life before them but the reward of a straight smile makes them well worth it.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Keep your teeth clean: It’s not going to do your smile much good to have straight teeth if they are stained or you have cavities due to lack of care. If you didn’t have the habit before braces, then it’s time to form the ‘brush after every meal’ habit. This will keep your teeth and braces nice and clean.
  • Wear your appliances: If your treatment calls for rubber bands or any other appliances other than the braces themselves, wearing them will help your treatment progress faster. This is especially true in the case of Invisalign braces since they are removable but will only straighten your teeth if worn as prescribed.
  • Keep your appointments: Making sure you keep your orthodontist appointment will help your treatment progress according to schedule. Your appointments are also a way for your orthodontist to spot any problem that might lengthen your treatment and make adjustments to get your treatment back on track.

Making the decision to get orthodontic treatment is a big one but one that few people ever have any reason to regret. The momentary discomfort as soon as the patient looks in the mirror at their beautiful new smile. IF your smile is not what you want, then make the decision today to find an orthodontist and begin treatment today. In a shorter time than you can imagine, you will have a smile that you would be proud to show the world.