How Cosmetic Orthodontics Can Transform Your Smile

Posted on: October 17, 2016

Cosmetic OrthodonticsWe use cosmetic orthodontics to transform our patients’ smiles. If you are a teen or adult that is tired of having gaps in between your teeth or having a crooked smile, then consider a cosmetic orthodontics treatment. A beautiful smile can help you to stand out and change your appearance to one that is truly stunning. For many people, their smile is that last missing piece to really enjoy how they look. Since a beautiful smile can help you to get ahead in life both socially and professionally, it is certainly worth your time and investment to improve it.

There are several types of orthodontics, primarily functional and cosmetic. When we address teeth from the viewpoint of function, we are looking to correct a misaligned bite and issues with the teeth. Issues with the teeth can include people having difficulty chewing or speaking, along with issues that cause pain. When it comes to cosmetic issues, we are looking at the aesthetics of a patient’s smile and identifying issues that cause their smile to be less attractive than it can be.

If you are looking to improve your appearance, it is actually faster to achieve these goals using orthodontics than if you also need to correct a misaligned bite. Cosmetic orthodontics can also reduce treatment time and lead to faster results.

Cosmetic Orthodontics Options

We have several treatment options that you can choose from.  To determine which solution will work best for you, we will need to conduct a full examination and also take X-rays. The examinations allows us to determine the position your teeth are in today and how much movement needs to occur to address the problems with your smile. We can then make a recommendation out of several solutions, such as:

  • Clear braces. We can fix clear or ceramic braces to your teeth through a safe and painless procedure. The brackets, wires, and rubber bands are also tooth colored. The coloring, or lack thereof, makes them very difficult to notice from far away and up close. The benefits to ceramic braces are that they are difficult to notice but still utilize the same type of technology that metal braces do. While clear braces are a dependable solution, the only challenge that some people have is with staining. If you drink a lot of coffee, wine, use soy sauce, then this solution is not necessarily the best for you. These products and more will stain the ceramic brackets if you are not careful.
  • Metal braces. This classic solution has been the longest used orthodontics treatment. Metal braces are still popular because they are incredibly effective. They are also the most durable. The downside is that they stand out even from a distance.
  • Clear aligners.  It is becoming a popular trend to wear clear aligners instead of braces. You take out the clear aligners when you eat to allow for easy care and no dietary restrictions. Aligners are essentially plastic trays that surround your teeth and are virtually invisible. Easy to use and effective, clear aligners are a solution that anyone looking for a cosmetic orthodontics needs to consider.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about cosmetic orthodontics and how they can be used to improve the appearance of your smile, call our office and schedule a consultation. We will be happy to meet with you and answer any questions that you have.

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