If you are one who refuses to consider orthodontic treatment because of the embarrassment you would feel with a metal-filled smile, we would like you to think about this for a minute. Having a metal-filled smile wouldn’t be any more embarrassing than having a crooked, misaligned, and attractive smile, and the treatment isn’t as bad as you think.
Orthodontic treatment simply applies pressure to your teeth and gradually shifts and changes them throughout time. This process can do great things for you and your smile. First, it can finally abolish the embarrassment you feel every time you show your teeth, whether it’s to smile, laugh, or talk. This will boost your self-esteem and finally help you love your appearance. Second, it can improve your oral health by correcting many dental problems, like crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, improper jaw positions, and jaw joint disorders. If you don’t correct these issues, larger issues could develop, like tooth decay and gum disease. Third, it can give you the smile you have always wanted for a lifetime. Once the treatment is over, you will never feel ashamed or embarrassed of your smile again.
You have many options when it comes to your orthodontic treatment. Depending on your oral health situation, the following treatments are available:
• Traditional braces: This appliance contains metal brackets and wires that are glued to the front surfaces of your teeth.
• Ceramic braces: This appliance has tooth-colored brackets and wires that are visible but natural looking.
• Invisalign®: This appliance is a clear, plastic aligner that covers your teeth like a mouth guard would. The aligner is molded to the shape of your teeth and is virtually invisible.
• Lingual braces: Lingual braces are like traditional braces but instead of the brackets being glued to the front surfaces of your teeth, the brackets are glued to the back of your teeth.
If you’re interested in transforming your smile with orthodontics, we invite you to call our office today and schedule an appointment. We care about you and your smile, and we look forward to working with you!