Today's orthodontists no longer wrap metal bands around your teeth. Today treatments come in multiple colors and composite materials. They attach to the fronts or backs of your dentition or slide over the tops. Your cosmetic orthodontist recommends best methods for your mouth and lifestyle.
Nearly Invisible Brackets - These brackets blend more with the natural color of your teeth. Rubber bands hold the arch wire onto the brackets. Ceramic brackets tend to stain if you drink a lot of caffeinated beverages, smoke or eat a lot of staining foods like curry.
Ask your orthodontist about monocrystalline sapphire braces. They're strong and stain-resistant. However, they look best on people with very white teeth. Your dentist might help with tooth whitening before your orthodontist treatment.
Polycrystalline brackets aren't yet available in America, but we'll probably see (or not see, since they're like glass) them soon. Your orthodontist can keep you updated.
Invisible Braces - Orthodontists may be able to fit you with invisible, graduated aligners such as Invisalign® or ClearCorrectTM. This method works best for minor orthodontist treatments. If your teeth really need help, consider a bracket system instead. Orthodontists offer guidance.
Lingual Braces - Not all orthodontists treat your condition with braces fitted to the backs of your teeth; these require special dental training. But with lingual braces, most of it won't show when you smile.
Full, Metal Brackets - They're actually tiny, and come in silver or gold, as well as a variety of shapes. Want your friends to see stars when you smile? Footballs or flowers? Ask your orthodontist about ordering these.
Brackets Built for Speed - Fast or speed braces move tooth and crown together, unlike regular braces which move the crown first, root second. We know that sounds weird, but orthodontists can explain the difference.
Self-ligating brackets keep an arch wire in place without the o-shaped rubber bands. You'll have fewer adjustments and orthodontist appointments.
Color-coded Smiles - Braces no longer have to be tooth colored to hide, or gold or silver to flaunt. Add color with full, glow-in-the-dark brackets. Or represent sports team fanatic fandom with colored o-rings. Orthodontists are only too happy to accommodate your lifestyle.
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