Dental braces use constant pressure to straighten teeth, gradually shifting them into the proper position. Most patients in Fountain Hills can expect to keep their braces on for about one year to two years. During this time, the brackets and wires apply a constant force on the teeth to bring them back into alignment. The treatment time depends on the patient’s unique needs.
Types of Fountain Hills Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces, especially for teenagers and young adults. Although they are most common, there are other types available, including clear or ceramic braces and clear aligners, which are clear plastic aligners that can be removed. The type you choose will depend on your personal preference and your budget.
With traditional braces, a metal wire runs along each tooth. A bracket is placed on each tooth and secured to the wire with a bonding agent. As your teeth move, the wires shift as well and move with them.
Brackets come in different shapes and colors, so you can choose which ones look best for your smile. The wires are typically silver, but other colors are available too.
Clear or ceramic braces work the same way as metal braces but are made from a clear or white composite material instead of metal. This allows you to have discreet teeth straightening without the obvious appearance of metal brackets. Ceramic braces are more expensive than their metal counterparts but are also more stain-resistant.
Clear aligners are a modern option for straightening your teeth using a series of customized plastic aligners. These trays are clear and removable, so you can take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss without difficulty. The positioning system uses a virtual 3D treatment plan to slowly move your teeth until they are in the correct position.
Advantages of Fountain Hills Braces
Traditional metal brackets and wires are usually the most durable option available, which means they will last a long time if taken care of properly. Clear ceramic braces are stain-resistant and less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Invisalign aligners are clear custom-assembled plastic trays that can be removed for eating or cleaning your teeth.
These options can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bites, and more.
All three orthodontic solutions are designed to straighten your smile and improve your dental health, so it’s important to choose the one that is right for you or your child’s individual needs. Talk to our dentist about the best Fountain Hills braces for you.
To find out more about Fountain Hills Braces, call (480) 614-2211 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 12020 E Shea Blvd Suite 10, Scottsdale, AZ 85259.