The Orthodontic Appliances That Can Align Your Smile

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If you’re curious to know which orthodontic appliances can align your smile, then you have come to the right blog. Our orthodontist, Dr. Kirby Nelson, is happy to list the different appliances that can give you the results you are looking for. Now, this doesn’t mean we offer every appliance, but we do offer some. So, if you would like to know which appliances we offer, contact our office today!

Fixed appliances
-Traditional braces: This appliance is made of metal brackets and wires. The brackets are glued to the front of the teeth and they are connected by a wire. You can even customize the appliance by selecting the colors of bands placed around the brackets.

-Ceramic braces: This appliance consists of metal brackets and wires as well, but they are less noticeable. This is because the brackets and wires are matched to the color of your teeth.

-Lingual braces: This appliance is just like the traditional braces, but instead of being cemented to the front of the teeth, the brackets are cemented to the back of the teeth.

These appliances move the teeth because the brackets and wires apply pressure regularly after your routine adjustment appointments.

Removable appliances
-Aligners: This appliance is a thin shell that is typically made out of a plastic material. This makes the appliance almost invisible. The shell pushes the teeth into place because it is pre-made. This will apply pressure to the teeth and push them into position.

To learn more about orthodontic treatment in North Bend, Washington, please call our office at 425-888-1896 when you have the chance. Our orthodontic team is here to give you the information you’re looking for, so don’t be afraid to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!