If you're looking for a way to improve your smile, you may be considering dental braces. Dental braces are a common way to correct various dental problems, including crooked teeth, gaps in teeth, and bite problems. While braces can be used to treat a wide range of dental issues, they are most commonly used to address cosmetic concerns.
If you're thinking about getting braces, it's important to understand the different types of braces that are available and how they work.
There are many different types of braces that your orthodontist can choose from, depending on your individual needs. Here are some of the most common types of braces and how they work:
Metal braces: Metal braces are the most common type of braces. They are made of high-grade stainless steel and are very strong and durable. Metal braces are less visible than other types of braces and can be adjusted to fit your teeth more snugly.
Ceramic braces: Ceramic braces are made of a clear or tooth-colored material and are less visible than metal braces. They work in the same way as metal braces but may be more comfortable for some people because they don't rub against your gums as much.
Invisible/clear aligners: Clear aligners are made of a clear plastic material and are virtually invisible when you wear them. They work by gradually moving your teeth into place over time. You will need to wear them for at least 22 hours per day in order for them to be effective.
Lingual braces: Lingual braces are similar to traditional metal braces, but they are placed on the inside surface of your teeth (the tongue side), making them invisible when you smile or talk. Because they can be more difficult to clean, lingual braces may not be recommended for people with certain dental conditions.
If you are considering getting dental braces, then you may be wondering what the advantages of wearing them are. Here are just a few of the benefits that you can enjoy when you have braces:
Here are a few tips to help you keep your smile healthy and sparkling:
Get in touch with Arctic Smiles Orthodontics at 12020 E Shea Blvd Suite 10, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, or call (480) 614-2211 to schedule an appointment.