If you are like most people and are not lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth, you may be wondering about your options when it comes to correcting the problem with your teeth. While it is great that there are more choices available than ever before, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. There are several different types of braces available.
What About Conventional Braces?
It is true that conventional braces are still popular. They have actually evolved from the early days and weigh less than before. Traditional braces are constructed from high-quality steel with metal brackets that are fixed to teeth with a form of cement. These metal brackets are chained together using a wire that pressures the teeth, causing them to shift gradually into their proper position.
Ceramic Braces for Discretion
Ceramic braces function similarly to conventional ones, except the brackets are formed from a transparent ceramic and are not as visible, making them a great choice for teens or adults who may be self-conscious about undergoing orthodontic correction.
A Look at Invisalign®
Invisalign® is another type of orthodontic correction that is growing in popularity. This system uses clear aligners instead of metal. It involves a variety of plastic aligners that are nearly transparent and look like mouth guards. These custom-made aligners are completely removable, allowing you to eat and clean your mouth more easily. You switch them out in exchange for new custom aligners twice monthly. Every new aligner shifts your teeth a little further than before.
You are also recommended to use clear aligners for ongoing use once you have finished your treatment. This ensures that you maintain your results after your teeth have finished moving into their new positions.
SmartClip Braces for Speed and Convenience
This form of treatment is known as self-ligation. It involves a bracket system that enables the wire to move back and forth, which provides less friction and discomfort for the patient. This form of treatment can work faster than traditional braces.
Learn More About Types of Braces
During your initial appointment at the office of Brodie Bowman, DMD, you can learn about the different types of braces and which is the best fit for you. Every situation is unique and the treatment is tailored to meet your specific needs. We have offices in Fort Walton Beach and Niceville. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about your options for orthodontic treatment.