Misaligned teeth can cause problems for people in a variety of ways. They can make it harder to bite and chew food, especially if the problem involves something like an overbite or an underbite. Aside from functional issues, crooked and misaligned teeth can also result in lower self-esteem. When a person is self-conscious about the impression, or lack thereof, they are making on others because of the appearance of their own teeth, it is time to consider doing something about the problem.
One of the problems many people have with braces is the concern over the way they look in the mouth. Many people are just as self-conscious about the way braces look as they are about the appearance of their teeth. As a result, they may be reluctant to get braces. If you are in this situation, there is good news. You may be able to benefit from mini braces.
Mini braces work like regular metal braces, except they are smaller. This makes them less conspicuous when you open your mouth or smile. Because mini braces are made of stainless steel, they are just as strong as traditional braces. The stainless steel composition increases their durability. In addition to being less visible, they are more comfortable. Since they are not as large as traditional braces, there is less material present that could cause irritation to the gums and jaw.
Mini braces are much easier to keep clean than regular braces are. This not only saves time and aggravation, but it also makes it easier to eat certain foods. Since the brackets in mini braces are much smaller than in regular braces, food particles are much less likely get stuck in them. Consequently, this helps improve your overall oral hygiene.
Mini braces are popular among teens and adults alike. Many people want to add a personal touch to their braces by choosing different colors for the ligature ties that go around the brackets. They can be changed out to commemorate the various seasons of the year or to match the color of a favorite sports team. Others may choose to stick with the basic silver that blends in with the rest of the braces more. With these convenient braces, the choice is yours.
Other benefits provided by mini braces include a reduction in headaches and jaw pain for many people. Fixing an overbite can help the teeth chew better, and wear and tear on the teeth will also be reduced. Straight teeth can be brushed and flossed more effectively, further improving the life of the teeth.
If you are interested in mini braces, ask about them during your consultation with our orthodontist. The office of Brodie Bowman, DMD provides many different types of braces for every type of situation, and we will help you decide if mini braces are right for you. With two convenient locations in Fort Walton Beach and Niceville, we proudly serve patients in the area with the highest level of orthodontic care. To learn more about the benefits of mini braces, contact us today and schedule your consultation!