The happiest teeth are the straight teeth
At Straight Orthodontics, we believe it’s never too early or too late to achieve your straighter smile. No matter if you’re a teenager or adult at any stage in your life, a healthy smile is important. This why we are happy to help everyone achieve the smile of their dreams.
However, during the teenage years between 10 to 14 specifically is the best timeframe to undergo braces treatment. The advantage is that the mouth and jaw are still growing, meaning teeth and the jaws are easier to manipulate.
But adults, don’t let that or the appearance of braces turn you away. Because there are many discreet options too!
Straightened teeth are easier to clean, and the chances of dental issues are decreased.
The different types of treatment
So many options, and yet they all do the same thing, straighten your teeth! What exactly are all these options?
Conventional Metal Braces:
The affordable and effective traditional way to straighten teeth. Traditional metal braces use brackets bonded to each tooth, archwires and elastic bands to help move teeth into the correct positions. Many patients are concerned about the appearance of traditional braces; however, brackets are much smaller now through advances in the industry and clear elastic bands can be used.
Ceramic braces are traditional braces; however, they offer brackets which are made from a clear or tooth-coloured ceramic material instead of the metal counterpart. These braces are preferred by patients who are worried about the aesthetics and are self-conscious about wearing braces. These braces are not completely invisible.
The alternative to braces, are clear aligners. Clear aligners are seen as a miracle for a lot of patients and are increasing in popularity very fast, due to the discreetness and removability. Adults and teens love clear aligners, as they can happily smile while subtly straightening their teeth.
Retainers are usually used post braces treatment to hold the new smile in place. The newly positioned teeth need time to adjust to their new locations, otherwise they will slowly return to the original locations. This is exactly what a retainer does, it retains your new smile!
At Straight Orthodontics, we offer Invisalign, Teen Invisalign and Spark Clear Aligners. These options all straighten your teeth discreetly over time, while being removable.
If you would like to find out more about your treatment options or to book an appointment, please contact us today!