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Braces are an orthodontic treatment used to straighten teeth, realign the bite, and close gap between teeth. Many people are familiar with traditional silver-tone braces in which brackets are mounted on the front of the teeth. However, other types of braces are also available, including ceramic and lingual braces, both of which offer the benefit of being discreet. A dentist or orthodontist can help you decide which braces type is right for you. Your dentists at Sudbury Family Dental Care in Sudbury, MA Dr. Maria Elizondo Marinescu, Dr. Sorin Marinescu and their associates are your professionals for orthodontics.
Types of Braces
There are three different types of braces available for achieving the smile you desire. The three main types include ceramic, metal, and lingual. All three types of braces consist of brackets, wires, and bands. The brackets are cemented to the teeth in the front of the mouth, while bands are placed around the molars in the back. Wires are used to connect all the brackets and bands together. Braces cause the teeth to move in the desired direction by exerting slight pressure on the teeth.
The brackets are mounted on the front of the teeth with both metal and ceramic braces. Ceramic braces offer a more discreet option because the brackets are clear and blend in with the teeth. By contrast, the brackets used with metal braces are silver-tone and are readily noticeable against the teeth. Lingual braces also use silver-tone metal brackets. However, the brackets are cemented to the backside of the teeth, making for another discreet option. The staff at your Sudbury dental office can help you choose the right braces type for you.
In addition to the different types of braces, there is another option for straightening teeth called clear aligners. Clear aligners straighten the teeth with removable trays that fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth. The trays are made of a soft plastic material so they are comfortable to wear. They are also discreet since the plastic is clear. The aligner trays can also be taken out briefly to eat, brush, and floss. Clear aligners are a great alternative for straightening teeth, but braces are the right option for correcting misaligned bites, such as overbites or underbites.
You have several options for straightening your smile. Your dentists at Sudbury Family Dental Care in Sudbury, MA Dr. Maria Elizondo Marinescu, Dr. Sorin Marinescu and their associates can help you select which braces type is right for you. For braces and other types of orthodontics in Sudbury, contact Sudbury Family Dental Care at (978) 443-5193.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments help your smile look its best. The Sudbury, MA, family dentists at Sudbury Family Dental Care discuss a few cosmetic treatments you may want to consider.
Zoom! teeth whitening
Zoom! teeth whitening is an excellent choice if your teeth are dull and stained. The Zoom! ultraviolet light enhances the effects of hydrogen peroxide gel, making it easier for the gel to break apart the pigments that cause stains. Whitening takes less than an hour in our Sudbury office and can lighten your teeth by several shades.
Dentures restore your smile and make eating enjoyable again after tooth loss. Full dentures are used if you've lost all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, while partial dentures replace several missing teeth.
Dental implants offer a more long-lasting tooth replacement option. Single implants are available, as well as implant-supported bridges and dentures. After a titanium implant is placed in your jawbone, it begins to bond to your jawbone. In just a few months, the implant fuses to the bone completely, providing an effective root substitute. Implants are topped with dental crowns that close the gap in your smile and allow you to chew normally.
Crowns and bridges
Crowns improve the appearance of teeth and strengthen and protect damaged or fragile teeth. Made of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal or ceramic, hollow crowns slide over teeth and cover them on all four sides. Crowns are used if teeth are cracked, broken or have undergone root canals or other dental procedures, but can also change the way teeth look. Several crowns attached together form a bridge. Bridges are used to replace one or missing teeth and are anchored by supporting teeth on either side of the bridge.
Invisalign offers a more discreet way to correct orthodontic issues. Metal brackets and wires are completely unnecessary in the Invisalign system. Straightening is accomplished by wearing removable aligner trays made of clear plastic. You'll receive a series of trays and replace each set after two weeks. Eating and oral hygiene is much easier with Invisalign because the trays are removed when you brush your teeth or eat.
Could you benefit from one of these treatments? Call our Sudbury, MA, family dentists at Sudbury Family Dental Care at (978) 443-5193 to schedule your appointment.