Do you wish you had straighter teeth, but don’t want to experience metal braces? Invisalign the invisible braces may just be the perfect option for getting those straight teeth.
Do I need braces?
After a proper clinical exam, x-rays and teeth impressions a dentist can determined if braces are a good choice for you. Only then can a proper treatment plan be developed.
Orthodontic treatment could be good for you if you feel to be a match with any of the following:
- Upper front teeth stick out over the lower teeth. Commonly called “buck teeth” or overbite.
- Lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back. Commonly called “underbite” by the public.
- Upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth. Commonly called “crossbite”.
- Center of your upper frontal teeth does not align with the center of your lower front teeth. Better known as “bite disarray”.
- Teeth do not reach to fill up the buccal cavity or are missing causing gaps between the teeth.
- A small dental ridge cannot accommodate the teeth delivering an appearance of too crowded.
Fixed braces are worn 24/7. Only your orthodontist dentist can remove fixed braces.
Several types of fixed braces are available.
- Traditional braces (the most commonly needed orthodontic appliance)
- Conventional braces (the type that most people think of) require elastic or metal ties to hold the archwire in place.
- Self-ligating braces (the type our Orthodontists recommend most often) do not require elastic or metal ties. Self-ligating braces create proper tooth alignment faster, more comfortably, and with fewer adjustments (and office visits) than conventional braces.
- Ceramic braces are less noticeable than traditional braces because they tend to blend with the wearer’s natural tooth color. They are similar to conventional braces, but because they are made from porcelain, they are more expensive and susceptible to damage.
To begin, you will have a free initial consultation with our highly experience orthodontic trained dentists. He will determine what your teeth straightening goals are and to establish whether you are a candidate for this method. As part of the process to determine if you are a candidate, our staff will take x-rays and pictures, as well as make impressions of your teeth for models. If you are established as a candidate for Braces, these x-rays, pictures and impressions will be utilized to create your exact treatment course which will show exact teeth movements throughout the process.