Learning more about teeth straightening is a great idea, as this will help you make a choice that is right for you! While the traditional metal braces that are still common are chosen by many dental patients, especially teenagers, adults are more often than not looking for a more discreet option for straightening teeth. You may be surprised to learn about how easy it is to straighten your teeth these days.
Why a Smile Makeover?
Wondering why teeth straightening services are part of a smile makeover? Because smile makeover procedures are procedures that improve the look of one’s smile and straight teeth definitely make for a pleasant looking smile. Many people of all ages are looking into their smile makeover options, as many makeover procedures can be performed in only one or two dental appointments. This is really great news for those who are so busy it is difficult to make it to the dental office.
Non-Obtrusive Options for Straightening Teeth
The following is a list of options for straightening teeth that are barely noticeable.
Lingual braces refer to braces that are attached to the back of the teeth instead of the front of the teeth, which makes them virtually invisible. Also called hidden braces or incognito braces, the only difference between traditional metal braces and this brace choice is that the braces are placed behind the teeth so that the braces are much less noticeable, if at all. Additional advantages that come with choosing lingual braces include fixing additional dental issues and avoiding any teeth calcification white spots.
Clear Ceramic Braces
Clear ceramic braces refer to braces that are just like traditional metal braces, except that the metal parts are replaced with clear materials. The patient can also choose to have tooth-colored brackets placed instead of clear brackets, it is simply up to the patient which option they would prefer. Ceramic braces will be much more discreet when compared to metal braces, making for braces that are barely noticeable when being worn. Additional advantages include that they do not interfere with imaging tests and they move teeth faster when compared to invisible aligners.
Invisible aligners are one of the newest options for straightening teeth and requires patients to wear a certain amount of aligners to straighten their teeth. It will simply depend on each individual patient when it comes to how many sets they need to wear, which is determined during a dental consultation appointment. The aligners are designed for each individual patient to fit their mouth and work by placing pressure on the teeth in all the right places. The many advantages that come with this choice include the ability to remove them for a couple of hours every day, making it easier to eat, drink and perform oral care.
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Have you chosen an option for straightening your teeth that you feel will work for you? It is great news that people who want to have straighter teeth are able to choose from a number of options. Many people have decided not to straighten their teeth because they do not want to wear the traditional metal braces that are so common. Now that more discreet options are available, your next step to having straighter teeth is calling us right now to schedule an appointment.
Request an appointment or call Integrated Dental Care at (610) 600-9745 for an appointment in our Exton office.