Misaligned teeth often lead to more problems than just embarrassing smiles – they can lead to receding gums, difficulty maintaining basic dental care and increased risk of cavities, among a variety of other potential troubles. Thus, in cases of malocclusion (which is the scientific word for misaligned teeth), straightening your teeth using orthodontic braces may be the right thing to do. And now, with ever-increasing dental awareness, adults have a plethora of options available when it comes to dental braces to straighten their teeth (and possibly enhance their career and improve self-confidence!).
These days, there are many choices available, and it gets confusing! Which type of braces should you choose? Can you choose, or is it strictly up to your dentist?
Fortunately, metal bands have been replaced with brackets that are bonded with an adhesive right to the front of the teeth. They’re much more comfortable, smaller in size, and much less noticeable.
The extent of your treatment, such as:
The preferences of your dentist or orthodontist
So you must ask yourself, would you feel embarrassed in metal? Are you only willing to straighten your teeth if Invisible Braces (Invisalign) is used? Do you prefer the look of ceramic or sapphire? Or do you not really care what the braces look like, so long as the outcome is good?
At North Main Family Dental we will provide you all the available options and if necessary, we will refer you to our Orthodontic Dentist.