Today’s Braces Are Attractive and Easy-to-Wear
If you have crooked teeth and you’re thinking about braces, you may be feeling a bit apprehensive. But braces have changed a lot in recent years. Nowadays they’re thinner, lighter, and a lot less noticeable than they used to be.
There are several types of braces to choose from, so you’ll be able to find the option that’s right for your smile. Dr. Paul Adams will personalize your orthodontic experience for a perfect fit.
When to See an Orthodontist
If you suspect alignment or crowding issues in yourself or your child, it’s time to see Dr. Adams. He’ll let you know if you require orthodontic care.
Some of the most noticeable signs of orthodontic issues include:
- Crooked teeth
- Breathing through the mouth
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- A jaw that’s not in proportion to the rest of your face
Types of Braces
There are a lot of options if you or your child needs braces. It’s important to note the benefits of each option to find the treatment that’s best for you.
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional braces use brackets, wires, and elastic bands, but they’re a lot less conspicuous than they were in the past and much easier to wear. Metal braces are an effective option for straightening teeth that can be used to correct most types of orthodontic issues.
You have the option of adding colored elastic bands for a more unique and colorful smile. And neutral-colored bands are also available if you wish your braces to be less noticeable.
Self-ligating braces are similar to traditional braces and are made from the same materials, but they eliminate the need for elastic bands. Instead, they contain little metal doors that regulate the motion of the wire. Self-ligating braces reduce friction, which can shorten the amount of time you spend in the dental chair.
You’ll be able to choose the way your self-ligating braces look because they come with metal or clear ceramic brackets.
Clear Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces are made from clear material, so they’re a lot less noticeable than metal braces. Ceramic braces provide the same outstanding results as regular metal braces, but they do cost more.
These clear braces are more brittle than metal braces. That’s why it’s important to be gentle with them and you’ll want to be careful to avoid certain types of food.
Lingual braces are invisible to the people around you because they’re hidden behind your teeth. They’re created uniquely for you, matching the shape of your teeth, which makes them really comfortable to wear.
Lingual braces are a great option for athletes, models, actors and actresses, and musicians who play wind instruments. They’re also ideal for adult professionals or anyone else who doesn’t want people to know you’re wearing braces.
Find the Braces That Work for You
Dr. Adams provides a variety of treatment options. He’ll help you find the braces that fit your lifestyle.
To learn more, call our office at (570) 675-1138 or fill out the convenient contact form on this page. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and provide the information you need.