Braces from Our Dentist Office

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Having crooked teeth is something that nobody wants to deal with throughout their life. They can put a dent in one’s appearance as well as create difficulties with dental hygiene and eating. However, it’s important to know that there is hope!

Braces have been used as a method of both orthodontic and cosmetic treatment for as long as we can remember. But as dentistry has progressed significantly over time, a person is able to choose from a few different types of braces.

In this article, we will go over options for braces as well as what to expect when getting braces from our dental office! 

Options for braces

Traditional or metal braces

Traditional braces consist of brackets and wires that are made of metal. A bracket is cemented onto each individual tooth and wires run from bracket to bracket. Over time, the bracket and wire combination will shift each tooth individually into a straighter position.

Ceramic braces

Braces that are made of ceramic have the same process as traditional braces. However, they consist of ceramic brackets that are cemented to each tooth instead of metal. Ceramic brackets allow for a more natural looking appliance because the ceramic is white in color. The wires can be white in color or metal, depending on the desires of the patient and the dental office’s supply.


Aligners are a method of braces that are rather new to the dental industry. They are typically clear so they provide a discreet method of treatment. An aligner is one big appliance as opposed to multiple brackets. The teeth will shift altogether over time instead of each tooth shifting individually.

Braces from our dental office

Having braces can be an involved process that is likely necessary for a variety of reasons. An orthodontist is able to examine a person’s teeth prior to getting braces and determine what the best type is as well as about how long treatment will be necessary.

An orthodontist will take initial impressions of a person’s mouth to determine the size and shape of the braces. After a dental lab has created braces specifically for a person, the orthodontist will apply them and the person’s treatment will begin.

Depending on the type of braces, the person will have to visit their orthodontist every few weeks in order to have adjustments made. Adjustments are necessary in order for a person’s teeth to straighten themselves out.

Both dentists and orthodontists will recommend daily dental hygiene methods in order to keep the teeth and gums healthy while braces are being worn. The hygiene process is more involved once braces are in use, so it’s best to follow a strict dental hygiene routine each day.

Getting braces can create a lot of great results for people who have crooked teeth but it is important to be aware of what is involved. Talking with an orthodontist or a dentist about braces will better help determine what type of braces are necessary for each person.

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