Why do I need braces?
Not everyone needs braces, but many people do at some point in their lives. At any given time, at least 4 million Americans wear braces, including many adults. People of all ages use braces to enhance their smile.
Braces can address a variety of flaws that affect your smile, including:
- Impacted teeth
- Poor bite
- Overlapping teeth
- Spacing problems
These types of dental problems not only negatively impact how you look, but can also pose oral health risks, such as decay, tooth loss, and gum disease.
What are the benefits of braces?
Whether you’re a teen or an adult, braces can straighten your teeth and provide a host of benefits. The foremost advantage of getting braces is correcting the position of your teeth and transforming your smile.
After wearing braces, you’ll be able to smile with confidence and enjoy an improved appearance. Also, your straighter smile will be easier to clean and take care of, helping you prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. You may also see an improvement in issues with speech or digestion, as teeth that are out of position can make speaking as well as properly chewing food difficult.
What are different types of braces?
At the Dental Way, the skilled team of dentists offers several different types of braces. Each type is unique and presents certain benefits. Here are the three types of braces:
Traditional Metal Braces
These consist of metal wires and brackets bonded over your teeth. They can come in different colors. Modern braces are much smaller, work faster, and are less noticeable than they used to be.
Ceramic braces are similar to traditional braces, except their brackets are made out of tooth-colored or clear ceramic. They are barely noticeable.
Lingual braces sit on the back (or “lingual”) side of your teeth, making them a more discreet option. With this option, no one has to know you’re even wearing braces, so you smile confidently during treatment.
At your consultation, your dentist will determine which type of braces is right for you.
Which type of braces is right for me?
Since each individual is different and has different needs, your dentist at The Dental Way helps you decide which type of braces are right for you depending on your condition and personal preferences.
To schedule your consultation, call the office or use the online booking tool today.