When most people think of braces, they picture the traditional metal brackets that are bonded to the front of the teeth. However, there are actually many different types of braces that orthodontists can use to correct dental problems. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the most common types of braces and how they work.
Traditional Braces – Traditional braces are the most common type of braces. They are made of high-grade stainless steel or ceramic brackets that are bonded to the front of the teeth. They are very strong and can be used to correct severe misalignments like an overbite. Traditional braces are also the most visible type of braces, which may not be ideal for adults who are looking for a more subtle option.
Invisalign – Invisalign aligners make it easy for anyone with mildly crooked or misaligned teeth to achieve a smile with beautifully straight teeth. Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces because it uses clear, removable aligners instead of brackets and wires. Because they are removable, Invisalign aligners are much more comfortable to wear and easy to keep clean. However, they must be worn for at least 22 hours per day to be effective and may not be suitable for people with severe misalignments.
The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth
While we may not think about it on a daily basis, our teeth play a vital role in our overall health. Misaligned teeth can lead to issues like gum disease, tooth decay, and even difficulty chewing or digesting food properly. By straightening your teeth with braces, you can help protect your dental health now and into the future.
As we get older, we become more aware of our own appearance and how others perceive us. If you want to improve your smile with orthodontics, both braces and Invisalign can achieve the results you desire. Our office, serving the areas of Katy and Fulshear, TX, accepts many forms of dental insurance that cover orthodontic treatment, and we also offer payment and financing options. Schedule an appointment at Avalon Dental Group today to begin your journey to a straighter, more beautiful smile.