By Waters Orthodontics
March 30, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Braces  

Find out what orthodontic treatment will give you the results you want while also working with your lifestyle.

Whether your child is getting braces or you have decided to get braces as an adult, there are so many options available in this day and age that anyone can find the perfect orthodontic treatment to fit their goals and their daily lives. From the office of your Easley, SC Bracesorthodontist, Dr. David Waters, here are the most common types of braces to consider:

Traditional Metal Braces

There is a reason this type of braces has stuck around. It is time-tested and can handle any orthodontic issue thrown its way. Plus, it is the most inexpensive option, so it’s great for a patient on a budget.

Of course, the most obvious disadvantage is that these braces are visible. The metal brackets are cemented to the front of your teeth and connected through wires and rubber bands to apply pressure to the teeth to shift them into alignment. Fortunately, metal braces have changed for the better over the years and now patients can enjoy sleeker, smoother and thinner metal and not the bulky braces that we remember from our childhood.

Ceramic Braces

For patients dealing with more complex dental problems that need traditional braces but want their treatment to be less obvious, ceramic braces are the way to go. While they will cost more than their steel counterparts, tooth-colored brackets and clear elastic bands make this treatment less flashy and visible

But it is of the utmost importance that you clean your braces diligently and continue to see your orthodontist in Easley, SC every month for checkups. By doing so, you can prevent stains and discolorations from affecting the subtle look of the braces.

Lingual Braces

If you wish you could hide metal braces altogether while still getting the results you want, you may want to see if lingual braces is an option for you. These customized metal brackets and wires look like traditional braces but are bonded to the back of your teeth so they are unseen.

Lingual braces aren’t right for everyone. Those with small teeth and those with underbites aren’t usually the best candidates for this kind of braces.

Invisible Aligners

This new way to straighten smiles has become a popular option for countless people over the years. Now technology has made it easy for a series of clear, customized plastic aligners, which look similar to whitening trays, to fit perfectly over your teeth. These can address many mild to moderate dental issues from crooked teeth to gaps between teeth to overcrowding. This option is best for older teens and adults.

Have questions about braces? Want to find out which kind is right for you? Then turn to Easley, SC orthodontic expert at Waters Orthodontics. Call our office to schedule a consultation today.