When it’s finally time for you to get braces and straighten your teeth, you actually have quite a few options from which to choose. You don’t have to get the traditional metal and wire braces reminiscent of high school. Our team here at Howell Orthodontics offers different styles of braces to help you find the ones that will suit your lifestyle and be most comfortable for you in the long run.
Let’s look at what those different types of braces are.
Traditional braces include metal brackets and wires. The brackets are cemented to the face of your teeth and they are linked by the wire on the top and bottom of your jaw. They typically involve using bands and spacers to further aid in the alignment process.
Ceramic braces are just like traditional braces; however, the majority of the hardware has been glazed with a ceramic material. Since the braces can be shaded to match your natural tooth enamel, they are not as overtly noticeable as traditional braces.
Clear, plastic braces, like Invisalign®, are often used to address minor alignment problems in your smile. The clear, plastic aligners are custom shaped to fit your teeth. Every two weeks, you will switch to a new set of aligners that are adjusted to take your teeth one step closer to their ideal alignment.
To get more information about the braces options we have available, call us today at 208-893-5151.