If you were born with perfectly straight teeth, then congrats you are one of a few! For the rest of us, in order to achieve that perfect smile, braces are needed. When it comes to getting braces, there are many different options out there. Let’s take a look at some of the different types of braces in Tamarac.
Though still comprised of metal, traditional braces have come a long way from their early days. These braces are comprised of metal brackets that are attached to each tooth using a bonding agent. The brackets are linked to each other with a thin archwire, which puts pressure on the teeth to cause them to move slowly into the correct position.
Ceramic braces work the same way traditional braces too, but they are slightly more discreet. The brackets are made from a clear, transparent ceramic material, thus making them less visible than their traditional counterparts. As a result, these braces are more popular with adults who might be looking to straighten their teeth in a more discreet manner.
An even more discreet option than ceramic braces is Invisalign. Invisalign is a clear, plastic aligner that looks similar to a mouth guard. The aligners are custom-made and are replaced every few weeks to continue to shift your teeth. One of the reasons why Invisalign is so popular is in addition to the fact that they are virtually invisible, they are also completely removable. This allows you to eat, drink, brush, and floss normally.
At TLC Dental, we want you to have that perfect smile you have always wanted. That’s why we offer a variety of orthodontic options. Contact us today to learn more.