Did you know that braces can be constructed from different materials? In the past, patients had limited options when it came to straightening their smiles; today, however, patients now have abundant options including clear braces such as Invisalign and ceramic braces. Our orthodontist is proud to offer the most innovative oral appliances available to patients in our area.
Why Orthodontic Treatment is Beneficial to Oral Health
Beyond improving a patient’s appearance, a straight smile is beneficial to maintaining good oral hygiene and optimal oral health. When teeth are crooked and crowded, patients have difficulty flossing and brushing them thoroughly. Overlapped and crowded teeth are more likely to develop cavities because food and plaque tend to collect in hard-to-clean areas. When a smile is straight, patients have a much easier time properly cleaning their teeth and gums, thus reducing their risk for tooth decay.
A more discreet option for aligning teeth, ceramic braces feature translucent brackets crafted from pieces of ceramic. These brackets are less conspicuous than traditional metal brackets and offer the same teeth-straightening benefits. These types of braces are especially popular among teenagers and adults.
Made from wire and stainless steel, these braces have been proven to straighten smiles efficiently and effectively. When compared to braces of the past, metal braces are less conspicuous because they are smaller. Traditional braces are customizable to suit a patient’s personality, too. Patients can choose from a variety of colors for brackets and rubber bands to reflect their unique sense of style.
This system for straightening teeth is by far the most discreet. Made from soft clear plastics, patients wear a series of retainer-like oral appliances that slowly straighten teeth over a period of time. Invisalign is removable, too, so patients can easily keep their teeth clean and eat their favorite foods.
To learn which types of braces are best for your needs, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist. At your appointment, we will help you review your options.
Call Bunn Orthodontic Group today to schedule your appointment.