The Different Kinds of Braces and Their Benefits
By Madera Family Dental Care
October 23, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: braces   clear aligners  

Crooked teeth can be difficult to clean and make you feel self-conscious. Fortunately, there are several options available for straightening bracesyour teeth, and Dr. Ahmed ElSayed offers them at Madera Family Dental Care in Madera, California! Read below to learn of the various types of braces and how they can benefit you.

Traditional Braces

This is the style you probably picture when you think of braces; metal brackets affixed to the front of the teeth with wires in between each one. Dentists often suggest traditional braces for teenagers and those with extensive alignment problems as the wires and brackets are more versatile and can be applied to teeth that are severely misaligned with the others. They can also be used alongside other devices that are used to reposition the jaw.

"Clear" Braces

For a less noticeable alternative to traditional braces, you might consider clear braces. Although there are transparent plastic brackets available, most dentists prefer brackets made of tooth-colored ceramic with light-colored wires. Ceramic braces look great, but they can become stained over time, so it is important to always follow your Madera dentist's recommendations for keeping them clean.

Clear Aligners

A revolutionary way to straighten your teeth on your own terms is with clear aligners, an orthodontic system that uses a series of clear, flexible plastic aligners that fit against your teeth to move them into the proper place. Each aligner is worn for a few days or weeks and then another one takes its place. The aligners are designed to be removable for eating, drinking, and cleaning, but they should still be worn at least 20 to 22 hours a day to stay on track with the treatment schedule your Madera dentist has prescribed.

Interested? Call Today!

Regardless of what kind of braces you need, Dr. ElSayed's office is committed to helping you have an attractive, healthy smile. Contact Madera Family Dental Care today at (559) 661-4114 to schedule an appointment for discussing braces or any other dental needs you may have!

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