Have you or a family member been hiding your smile due to crowded, crooked, or misaligned teeth? If so, braces could be the solution to straighten your teeth. We, at BMC Family Dentistry, look forward to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always desired!
Orthodontics has come a long way in recent years. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends screening children when they turn seven because early childhood is the best time to start orthodontic treatment. That does not exclude adults, because a straight smile can be achieved at any age.
All types of braces work to align teeth by applying continuous pressure over time to gradually shift them into place. Once you achieve the desired results, you will need to wear a retainer to stop your teeth from returning to their original positions.
Why Choose Braces?
Braces come with many benefits. They are commonly used for aesthetic reasons to deliver perfect, straight smiles or to address different needs. People with misaligned teeth may have difficulty chewing and may develop abnormal bites along with many problems. Braces can correct crowding of teeth, which, if left untreated, can result in many oral problems. Braces can also treat underbites, overbites, open bites and crossbites which may lead to tooth wear and painful jaw problems.
What Are the Types of Braces?
There are several options of braces available to you today. Traditional braces come with metal brackets and wires to apply pressure to teeth to shift them into position. Today's brackets are smaller than in the past. Lingual braces work like traditional metal braces with the difference being that the brackets and wires are attached to the inside of your teeth to shift them into position without showing.
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible options that fit snugly over your teeth to gently shift your teeth into place. You will have a series of aligners custom made for you and engineered to use a precise amount of force in the right place at the right time. You can remove your aligners to eat anything you want or to clean your teeth. Best of all, you'll get the straight teeth you always wanted without anyone noticing.
Are You Ready for a Straight Smile?
While not everyone was born with perfectly straight teeth, a little help from orthodontics can help deliver a beautiful, straight smile. Contact us at BMC Family Dentistry to learn more about braces and how they can enhance your smile. Dr. Nisbeth will discuss your options and help you decide on the right orthodontic treatment for you. Your dazzling smile is only a phone call away!