When you decide to align your teeth, there are several options.
Traditional metal braces attach to the front of teeth. With the help of the orthodontic wires, they guide teeth into the correct position in the arc of the jaws. Precise placement of the brackets and the thoughtful choice of wires are skills developed during years of orthodontic residency.
Ceramic braces appear more esthetic than metal braces due to their translucent properties. Ceramic braces and wires function similarly to metal braces.
Like traditional metal braces, lingual braces interact with wires to align teeth. Instead of the front of the teeth, these braces are attached to the tongue side of the teeth. This makes the lingual braces virtually unnoticeable to others.
Aligners are clear, thin, plastic trays that are custom designed for your teeth. Through a series of aligners, your teeth are gently and slowly moved into the correct position. Oral hygiene is very easy with aligner therapy because you remove them to brush and floss. Clear aligners are also a less visible orthodontic treatment option.
Still not sure which option is right for you? Your orthodontist will provide treatment options and discuss the pros and cons for each. Click here to find an orthodontist near you!