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Find out more about the different types of braces you can get in Denton.
It’s never too late to get braces. In fact, everyone from young children to older adults is turning to our Denton, TX, dentist Dr. Christopher Edmondson to receive a comfortable smile with the help of braces. Here in our dental office, we provide a variety of orthodontic options to cater to your specific needs, goals, and lifestyle. Not sure which orthodontic treatment to choose? Let us help you!
Traditional Metal Braces
This is most often the type of braces that probably pop into your mind when you think about getting braces. Traditional braces have been around a while, but they have certainly made some positive changes over the year.
Now the stainless steel that our Denton, TX, family dentist uses is thinner and more lightweight so it’s less cumbersome. The metal brackets are bonded to the front of your teeth where they are interconnected through a set of wires that apply the proper amount of pressure to shift teeth around.
Good Candidates: Anyone can be a good candidate for traditional braces. Since it can handle a wide range of minor to more serious and complicated tooth movements, it’s an ideal and effective treatment for any dental case. In fact, if you are dealing with more serious misalignments, traditional braces are often the best approach.
If you are looking for a subtler approach to traditional braces then you may want to turn your attention to ceramic braces. While they function and look just like traditional braces the major difference is that instead of being made from stainless steel these braces are made from tooth-colored material to help it blend in with your teeth.
Good Candidates: Since ceramic braces function like traditional braces, this treatment is ideal for patients of all ages dealing with a variety of malocclusions. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that ceramic braces are prone to staining. So you should maintain good oral hygiene if you want to keep your brackets stain-free.
If you are looking for a nearly invisible treatment option to straighten your smile then clear aligners are the way to go. This unique orthodontic system uses a set of custom-made aligners that look similar to retainers, which fit over your teeth to move them around. No brackets, wires or metal.
Good Candidates: Any older teen or adult who is looking to correct more minimal dental issues with a more discreet orthodontic option may be an ideal candidate for Invisalign or other clear orthodontic systems. An ideal candidate will be dedicated to getting their smile straighter and will wear their aligners as often as possible each and every day.
If you or your child is living with crooked teeth, and wants to find out how orthodontics can help then it’s time to call Denton Family Dentistry today to schedule a free consultation with us. A straighter smile starts now!
You can benefit from orthodontic treatment if you want a straighter smile. Orthodontic treatment straightens and aligns teeth that are overlapped, crowded, or crooked. Orthodontics can also correct bites that are not properly aligned, as in the case of an overbite or an underbite. Correcting a misaligned bite can also alleviate jaw tension, which can be a problem when the upper or lower jaw is not properly aligned. At Denton Family Dentistry, Dr. Christopher Edmondson is your dentist for orthodontics in Denton, TX.
Types of Orthodontics
In Denton, orthodontic options include several types of braces, as well as clear aligners. Dr. Edmondson can help you select the best orthodontic option for your needs. Available types of orthodontics include the following:
- Metal braces
- Clear braces
- Clear aligners
Metal braces have long been the traditional method for straightening teeth. Silver tone metal brackets are affixed to the teeth and joined together by metal wire. The brackets are permanently cemented to the teeth during the course of treatment and can only be removed by your dentist or orthodontist. Clear braces are similar to metal braces, but are made of a ceramic or plastic material that is barely visible to others. Clear braces are a great option for adults interested in a more discreet option than traditional metal braces.
Lingual braces are another type of braces utilizing brackets and wires to gently straighten the teeth. Lingual braces differ from both metal and ceramic braces because the brackets and wires are affixed to the back of the teeth rather than the front, which also makes them a more discreet option than traditional metal braces.
Metal, clear, and lingual braces are all semi-permanent orthodontics. The brackets cannot be removed once installed. Only the dentist or orthodontist can remove them when treatment has concluded. Clear aligners do not utilize brackets and wires to straighten the teeth. Soft, removable aligner trays are used instead. Not only are the trays conveniently removable, they are also clear, making them an extremely discreet orthodontic option for straightening your teeth.
If you have a misaligned bite or teeth that are crooked, crowded, and overlapping, orthodontics can benefit you. Dr. Edmondson can help you decide which orthodontic option is best for you. To schedule an appointment with your Denton, TX area orthodontics dentist, call Denton Family Dentistry at (940) 591-9700.