You Have Options for Different Types of Braces at Smile Houzz
Smile Houzz offers a variety of dental braces treatments to straighten teeth!
There are many braces available to straighten your teeth, some more expensive and complicated than others. The type you choose largely depends upon your orthodontist’s preference and the severity of your misaligned teeth. Even if you have moderate dental problems, braces can be a great option to give you the beautiful smile you have always wanted!
During your consultation with one of our orthodontists at Smile Houzz, we will assess the severity of your misalignment and explain each treatment option available to correct it. Contact us about your braces treatment today at 817-898-1400!
Types of Braces Currently Offered at Smile Houzz
We offer a variety of different treatment options for braces. Traditional metal braces are the most common type, but we also provide ceramic braces, self-ligating braces, and even Invisalign and other clear aligners.
Traditional Metal Braces
Metal braces are the most common type offered. They are made of high-grade stainless steel and are made up of an archwire, mini colored bands, and brackets. These braces are the cheapest option for straightening teeth and usually take from a year to three years for full correction.
Metal braces are made up of a series of metal brackets bonded to the front surface of your teeth and a thin metal wire placed through small openings of the brackets. The wire and brackets work together to pull each tooth into its ideal position over time gently. The rubber bands on traditional braces can also be color customized, making the experience a little more exciting for younger patients. These are the most noticeable type of brace but can also be the most effective depending on patients’ needs.
Unlike traditional metal braces, lingual braces are placed on the back of your teeth. Lingual braces are made of the same type of materials as traditional metal braces, but they are placed on the inside surface of your teeth. Lingual braces are becoming more popular because they are nearly unnoticeable and may improve self-esteem when you smile.
Lingual Self-Ligating Braces
Self-ligating braces are types of lingual braces that do not need traditional metal ties. Instead, they have a specialized clip in each bracket. The clip opens and closes with the help of a small magnet. Because they don’t need metal ties, these types of braces may be easier for patients to maintain than traditional types, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth.
Ceramic braces are similar to traditional braces, but they are made of tooth-colored ceramic materials to make them virtually invisible. As a result, ceramic braces are typically the most expensive. In addition, they are less noticeable than metal braces, but they can be more likely to chip or break.
Invisalign® & Clear Aligners
Invisalign and other clear aligners are types of braces commonly used to treat crowding, overbites, and under-bites. They are clear, removable braces that fit over your teeth. Invisalign may be a great option for older teenagers or adults with crowded or crooked teeth because they can remove them as needed. This means that you won’t have to wear them constantly, making them easier to brush and floss. They also do not cause mouth abrasions like other types since they are made with comfortable plastic.
Clear aligners are made from a series of clear, comfortable acrylic trays that are custom-made to fit over your teeth. They are explicitly customized to move your teeth into the right position. Clear aligners, unlike traditional braces, do not have metal brackets and wires. Wearing braces can make you feel self-conscious, but with Invisalign, you can feel confident since they are made of clear materials.
Aligners are worn for a few weeks, and then your orthodontist will replace them with a new set that moves your teeth just a little more. After a few months of treatments, you will see amazing results and feel more confident in your smile with consistent use.
VISIT SMILE HOUZZ FOR YOUR ORTHODONTIC NEEDS
If the adults or children in your family need orthodontic treatment, our orthodontics team at Smile Houzz has you covered. Your oral hygiene is important to us, and if you have cosmetic concerns about your mouth, we can help. Our orthodontist will put together a custom treatment plan and go over the best brace options for you.
Call us at 817-898-1400 to schedule an appointment for braces today!