Which Kind of Braces Are Right for You?
By Madera Family Dental Care
June 20, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics  

Discover the different orthodontic treatment options and which one might be ideal for your needs.braces, orthodontics

Have you wanted to straighten your smile for a while now but not sure the best way to do it? There are so many options available that it can sometimes be difficult to know which one is the best approach. Let our Madera, CA, family dentist, Dr. Ahmed Elsayed, help you. Here are some of the most common types of braces and who might be an ideal candidate.

Traditional Braces

These are certainly not your childhood braces anymore. They may get a bad rap but they have become sleeker and lighter than they used to be, which means that you won’t have the same bulkiness that you remember your peers sporting. Of course, you’ll still have metal on your teeth but these braces work efficiently to handle a variety of complex tooth movements to realign and straighten your smile.

This isn’t just a great option for children and teens, adults dealing with complicated tooth movements can also benefit.

Ceramic Braces

If you are willing to spend a bit more on your orthodontic treatment then you can get traditional braces that use tooth-colored brackets and wires made from ceramic rather than metal. Of course, it’s important that the wearer continues to maintain the best oral health, as it’s much easier for these tooth-colored materials to stain. A good candidate will be someone who is dedicated to keeping their teeth clean and stain-free.

Clear Aligners

This has become a popular orthodontic option, and our Madera dentist has straightened quite a few smiles with clear, removable orthodontics. These aligners look similar to whitening trays but each aligner is customized just to fit your teeth. You can even remove them prior to eating, or brushing and flossing your teeth. You’ll also need to replace your aligners every two weeks with the next set in your treatment plan.

An ideal candidate is a teen or adult who wants to discreetly straighten their smile but who is still dedicated to wearing their aligners anywhere from 20 to 22 hours out of the day.

Whether you have questions about the orthodontic services we offer in Madera, CA, or you want to schedule an orthodontic consultation with us don’t hesitate to turn to Madera Family Dental for all of your dental needs.

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