Types of Orthodontic Treatments
According to a Harris poll, 75 percent of Americans who have had their teeth straightened believe it made a positive impact on their lives. Still, some patients hesitate to have their teeth treated with orthodontics because they’re worried about how the braces will make them look during the treatment. But there is more than one type of orthodontic solution available. Visit your dentists at Sudbury Family Dental Care in Sudbury, MA, Dr. Maria Elizondo Marinescu, Dr. Sorin Marinescu and their associates, to see which option will do the best job of straightening and improving your smile.
Metal Braces (The Traditional Option)
In some cases, it is inevitable that you will have to wear metal braces in order to get the smile that you want. Some orthodontic problems are more advanced than others and require this traditional treatment. It is common for children. Metal brackets must be securely cemented to the front of the teeth so that they will support tension wires and bands. Though it can be a less than comfortable experience for patients, metal braces are very effective.
Ceramic or Lingual Braces
Patients who must wear braces with brackets but still want a level of discretion during their orthodontics treatment may decide to opt for ceramic or lingual braces. Ceramic braces are closer in color to your teeth and lingual braces are hidden from view (applied behind the teeth). Ask your Sudbury, MA dentist if one of these options will be the best for straightening your teeth.
If you are reluctant to wear any type of metal or clunky appliance for braces (and you are a good candidate) consider clear aligner trays. They give you the freedom to smile and talk confidently around your peers. You also have the freedom to remove the appliances (clear plastic trays) whenever you need to, whether it is to brush, floss, or enjoy a full course meal. Aligners are ideal for older teens and adults.
Which Option Is Best for You?
Orthodontic treatment can improve your smile both cosmetically and functionally. Your dentists at Sudbury Family Dental Care in Sudbury, MA, Dr. Maria Elizondo Marinescu, Dr. Sorin Marinescu, and their associates, are committed to helping you achieve the better-aligned teeth you’ve wanted for years. Call (978) 443-5193 today to schedule an appointment.