Braces

Orthodontics refers to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental irregularities. Typically, a professional dentist or orthodontist will design and use a corrective appliance to move teeth, lips and jaw into proper alignment. Straight teeth function better and are easier to clean resulting in a more attractive, healthy smile.

Historically, metal wires made from stainless steel secured by brackets which are attached to the teeth have been used to move teeth to the desired position over time and with periodic adjustments. This is still the most common method.

A chief complaint among the wearers of metal braces has been discomfort, irritation in the mouth from sharp metal edges, difficulty in cleaning and embarrassment, particularly with adult patients. One in five orthodontic patients is an adult.

Today’s Orthodontic Choices

But recent years have given rise to a number of alternatives for every lifestyle and budget. Different color options and ability to change colors has provided a way for young patients to express themselves as individuals resulting in a more positive experience. The availability of ceramic material colored to match teeth has proven to be a popular choice. Finally, for many patients, the use of clear, precision aligners, such as Invisalign, have proven to correct alignment problems without the discomfort associated with metal braces.

Teenage Braces for a Brighter Future

From the point of view of most teenagers and preteens, braces do anything but make their lives easier. But despite the sometimes awkward metal smile, for many of them, braces can do just that.

Hardly anyone is born with naturally straight and aligned teeth. Both heredity and environmental factors cause most children’s teeth to be out of alignment in some way. Teeth that are not aligned can cause many dental dilemmas; such as difficulty flossing or brushing teeth, difficulty chewing and the wearing down of teeth or tooth decay. Once facial growth is complete, other problems may ensue.

But metal braces can, by applying pressure to the teeth, move the teeth gradually over time to a more ideal position. It is important to receive treatment at a younger age while teeth and bones can be molded when the child is still growing. Beyond the teenage years, ideal results can often take much longer and sometimes require surgery.

Beyond Metal Braces: Invisalign

Treatment with Invisalign consists of a series of aligners that are changed every few weeks to gradually shift your teeth into alignment. You end up with a smile that fits. The treatment is customized for your teeth, the aligners can be discretely removed for meals, they are smooth and comfortable to wear, they are clear so that they are almost invisible, and they are effective. Invisalign can fit any life style. Read more about Invisalign.
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