You are most likely thinking about getting braces if you are suffering from tooth crowding, an overbite, an underbite, an open bite, spacing issues, a transposition or something similar. You are not alone as more than 20 percent of the world’s population has issues with crooked teeth. Braces are still one of the top remedies for correcting problems with teeth alignment. Our office wants to work with you to provide you with the best treatment you can receive. We have a wide selection of choices from which you can choose depending on your preferences.
The most common form of braces that you can get are traditional braces. Traditional braces are your standard metal braces and brackets. They are still the sturdiest option for alignment correction. The average treatment time for metal braces is two to three years. Our orthodontist can competently apply some traditional braces to your mouth and start reconstructing your smile to a perfect 10.
We have options for you if you would rather not wear traditional braces because you want to be discreet. Lingual braces are an excellent option because they are strong and sturdy like traditional braces, but no one will know that you are wearing them. Lingual braces go behind your teeth instead of in the front. Therefore, you get the strength of metal brackets but the comfort of knowing that you can go through your treatment discreetly. Lingual braces will generally cost more because of the extensive work that the orthodontist has to do to install them. However, you can speak with the financial team so that you can find a way that you can pay for lingual braces easily.
Invisible braces are popular nowadays with teenagers and people who have customer-facing positions. Invisalign, for example, is one of the most popular methods of invisible teeth correction. Invisalign is a plastic aligner system that is so clear that only you will be able to see that you are getting treatment. The plastic aligners are removable, as well. You may prefer that option if you are worried about dental hygiene. The plastic aligners are removable, so you can take them out to floss and brush your teeth. The cost of Invisalign may be a little less than your average braces are. Only the orthodontist can tell you what you will have to spend to get the correction that you need.
Quick Correction Plans
You may also desire a rapid tooth-correction plan such as Six Month Smiles or something similar. The orthodontist will use innovative technology to create a correctional system that brings results quickly.
The Process of Getting Braces
The process of getting any type of corrective treatment starts with a consultation. A consultation is an examination and a discussion about your condition. The orthodontist will run X-rays and conduct a physical examination of your mouth, as well. He or she will then consult with you and advise you as to the best course of action for your situation. The specialist may advise traditional braces if you have a complex situation going on in your mouth.
The process of getting braces may involve having one or several teeth removed to make room for the braces and brackets. Not all patients need to have their teeth removed. It goes on a case-by-case basis. After you heal from having the teeth pulled, the orthodontist will install the brackets. You will have to come in for regular tightening if you select the traditional units. Schedule a consultation today if you are having alignment problems, and you wish to improve your #1 smile.