Tired of looking at your crooked teeth in the mirror?
Are you self conscious of the spaces between your teeth?
Looking to fix them?
Read on for some insight into the modern world of orthodontics.
If you are considering orthodontics and want to straighten your teeth to create a gorgeous smile that lasts a lifetime, there are a lot of options available today. To make your smile what you want it to be may be easier than you think and even more discreet. Many of the orthodontic treatment options include clear brackets and virtually undetectable Invisalign appliances.
Metal Braces: Traditional Orthodontics
Almost everyone is familiar with metal braces. They are an affordable and effective way to straighten teeth. Metal braces are popular with teens mainly because they ensure 100% compliance and can be personalized using different colored elastic selections. As flossing proves to be a bit more challenging with traditional brackets, home care must be performed with diligence and care. Specialized ortho products are available to facilitate in keeping the wires and brackets clean.
Clear Braces: Ceramic
Ceramic brackets offer the illusion of clear braces to those individuals who are looking for a more low key option to straighten their teeth. Although ceramic clear braces provide another step towards invisible braces, the wire used in conjunction with the ceramic brackets is still slightly visible.
Clear Braces: Invisalign®
Invisalign is a clear, almost invisible method to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign consists of a series of thin custom-made clear aligners that fit over your teeth. When considering Invisalign, you should be prepared to wear the aligners for at least 23 hours per day. Approximately every 2-4 weeks the next set of trays is inserted in the progression of your new smile.
Have a special occasion coming up and want to be braces free? Not a problem! With Invisalign you can simply remove the trays and avoid wearing them for the day. Many people using Invisalign find that others don’t even notice that they’re wearing them and often find it unnecessary to even remove them.
Since Invisalign treatment requires diligent compliance, it is a great fit for someone who is motivated to obtain perfect teeth and a gorgeous smile for life. If you are concerned that you’ll forget to put them on or that you won’t be good at keeping them in for the majority of the day, fixed orthodontics, like metal or ceramic braces may be a better option for you.
Benefits of Perfect Teeth, a Lifetime Investment
Once orthodontic treatment is completed, you’ll find that you can brush and floss more easily. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums will become a breeze!
You’ll catch yourself smiling a lot more often and enjoying your new straight smile. No more covering your mouth when laughing.
When considering orthodontic treatment options, Winston Churchill Dental is the perfect choice. We will provide you with an individualized plan based on your orthodontic needs. Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.
Dr. Kate Bazydlo, Winston Churchill Dental