Only a few people are lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth and a beautiful smile, but thanks to orthodontic treatment that can make a huge difference to you or your child. At Orthodontic Experts your orthodontist will recommend different types of braces or dental appliances to help correct your particular problem.
When it comes to wearing braces at Orthodontic Experts, patients have the opportunity to choose from different types of braces. When regular metal braces remain to be a popular choice, clear braces are becoming increasingly favored along with removable appliances like Invisalign. In this article, we would love to share with you what kind of braces exists, and to help you find the one that’s right for you!
When your braces are on, you will need to visit your orthodontist every few weeks for adjustments and progress observation. The required time duration for braces treatment is completely contingent on what problems your orthodontist is attempting to correct and types of braces you Choose, usually patients wear braces for about two years on average. After braces, patients usually need to wear a retainer to prevent their teeth from shifting back to their original incorrect positions.
Ultimately, you must decide, with the help and recommendation of our trusted orthodontist what kind of treatment plan is best for you or your child. Different types of braces that may be options for you or your child’s orthodontic treatment include:
1. Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most popular types of braces and usually are the most affordable. Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel or gold, and straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Our little patients love their metal braces and often ask to add different types of braces bands for a more fun and colorful smile.
2. Clear Braces
Usually clear braces are made of ceramic material, which is less visible on your teeth than metal braces. Consequently, clear ceramic braces are more common on young people and adult patients. For instance, 3M™ Clarity™ ADVANCED Clear Braces are a popular choice at Orthodontic Experts among those for whom aesthetics is very important. Even though, ceramic braces are visually less notable, they require more oral care. It’s important to note that they are more fragile, and if you smoke or drink too much coffee, these types of braces aren’t your best choice, as they can quickly discolor between orthodontic visits.
3. Removable Clear Appliances (Invisalign)
Clear appliances use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. At Orthodontic Experts, we offer Invisalign clear removable appliances, so you can eat and drink whatever you want during the treatment. Furthermore, brushing and flossing would be less of a hassle than with traditional braces. Invisalign aligners are very comfortable and have no metal material to cause mouth irritations during treatment.
4. Lingual Braces
Lingual braces are placed behind your teeth so no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you share it with them. These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are totally customized to the shape of your teeth and to your specific dental case. At Orthodontic Experts we offer two types of completely custom made lingual braces – Incognito Hidden Braces, and Harmony Invisible Lingual Braces.
5. Wild Smile Braces
These types of braces are created to make orthodontics a positive and fun experience, because they have different shapes: Flower, Heart, Star, Soccer ball, Football, and Super-Diamonds. WildSmiles are crafted and manufactured in the United States to exacting standards in a Roth/MBT prescription for the maxillary anterior teeth. Furthermore, they are perfect for early or full phase treatment.
If you have any questions about different types of braces, don’t hesitate to contact us, just give us a call at (847) 749–4340 and we will be happy to help you or schedule an appointment for you. As always, if you have any questions regarding insurances, payment plans, flexible spending or health savings accounts please feel free to call the office, we’re are here to help! You can also text us at (847) 404–3268 for any quick questions or inquiries. Our diverse staff will be able to communicate with you in English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Urdu and Hindi languages. We have eleven convenient immaculate locations and eleven orthodontists on staff. It’s never too late to achieve that beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for all your life!