Know Your Options!
There has never been a better time to consider orthodontic treatment at any age! Technology has significantly advanced the field of orthodontics, and there are so many options available to our patients. We offer traditional silver braces, or a more aesthetic clear option. Patients often choose colours for their braces that get changed at every appointment.
Teeth move to their determined positions with gentle, constant force that is carefully controlled. The latest materials are advanced and designed to move teeth more efficiently with greater comfort. Let’s take a look at a few different options for braces, so you can have a better idea as to what you might be most comfortable with!
Metal braces are what most people think of when orthodontic treatment comes to mind. They have stood the test of time for a reason; they’re extremely effective! Metal braces are made of stainless steel and have advanced throughout the years, too! They are smaller than they used to be, and more comfortable as well. Many of our patients choose metal braces because they like placing the coloured elastics that wrap around them.
With clear braces, people may not even realize you’re wearing them! Our ceramic braces are discrete and resistant to staining and discolouration throughout your treatment. If the idea of having metal braces on your teeth is unappealing to you, clear braces should be considered.
Straight teeth look great but straight teeth also give you a healthy smile. Here are some of the health benefits of orthodontic treatment, which you can get with braces:
Self-confidence – After your braces treatment, you may find your self-confidence boosted by your new smile and the change in your appearance. Some people even feel that way during treatment. As you know, smiling has many benefits. It can help you make a strong impression in lots of different social situations – at school, at work, or at a party.
Healthier gums – When your teeth are crowded or too widely spaced, you can get swollen gums and redness – signs of periodontal disease. All of that can make you less likely to smile, even when you want to make a good impression, like in photos or at an interview. Clinical studies show that when teeth are straight, the gums fit tighter around the teeth, which can lead to better periodontal health. Your gum health may improve after your braces treatment.
Less stress on joints – Misaligned teeth can cause painful stress on supporting bone and jaw joints, as well as cause abnormal wear on your teeth, which can lead to even more problems. The good news is that braces can help solve those problems by properly aligning your teeth.