As dentistry has progressed significantly, there are now so many options for people seeking straighter teeth. Having straight teeth is something that almost everyone hopes to achieve at some point in their lives.Braces have been around for a long time, and they are used to straighten teeth that are naturally crooked. Sometimes when people’s adult…
Visit a Braces Specialist as Part of a Smile Makeover
Considering visiting a braces specialist as part of a smile makeover? Having a beautiful smile can be incredibly beneficial. It is an easy way to improve a person's appearance with the added benefit of improving one's oral health as well. If there are crooked teeth, visible gaps between the teeth, or a problem with the person's bite, making cosmetic improvements can also help address these issues at the same time. This allows one to undergo one treatment while addressing multiple problems.
If the individual does not correct these issues, they can create oral health challenges later on. Thankfully, a braces specialist can correct many oral health issues while also helping to improve imperfections with the smile. Continue reading to find out more about what might be involved.
A braces specialist is the right provider to visit
For anyone who needs to address the following issues, visiting a braces specialist is going to provide the widest variety of treatment options. A specialist can help with all of these issues:
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Straightening crooked teeth
- Creating additional space in the palate
- Aligning the jaw
- Helping teeth descend
- Adjusting an over, under, or crossbite
- Eliminating any crowding
Since a braces specialist has training in clinical experience, it is easier to address these issues and to know which treatments are going to be the most effective way of doing so. It is always recommended to consult with a braces specialist when considering a smile makeover.
Specialists have a few options to help improve your smile, including the following:
1. Clear aligners
Aligners are becoming increasingly popular, especially among working professionals and those who have concerns about their appearance when using orthodontics. The aligners are so difficult to see that they are practically invisible. Consisting of strong and durable plastic, the aligners surround the teeth, but as one single piece, as opposed to individual parts, such as with braces.
People wear a series of aligners that gradually move the teeth closer to the final position. Since aligners are removable, patients have complete control over the treatment and can choose to take them out for important events. Also, since they are removable when eating, there are no food restrictions.
With clear aligners, it is crucial to understand the aspect of discipline. Because they are removable, it can be tempting to take the appliances out regularly and not put them back in. While this is perfectly okay for an hour or two here and there, if it is done in excess, the entire treatment process can become skewed, thus resulting in longer treatment times and the need to even add more aligners to the entire series.
With clear aligners, there is also an added level of oral hygiene. Aligners must be thoroughly cleaned, in addition to the teeth and gums. Special cleaning solutions can be used to rinse the appliances in a way that ensures that bacteria does not grow.
2. Ceramic braces
These braces fix the teeth like traditional braces but consist of clear ceramic so that they do not stand out. The wiring is clear, as opposed to silver metal, and the brackets are tooth-colored, thus blending in. The braces blend in with the tooth structure which makes it difficult to see them from a distance. Ceramic braces are more discrete, so long as someone keeps them clean to ensure there is no staining or food in the brackets.
Ceramic braces are an excellent option for handling more complex orthodontic issues while still being discreet. Advanced issues, such as severe over or underbites, can be properly addressed and treated.
3. Metal braces
The traditional option, metal braces are still an effective and durable treatment option today. Metal braces are more common when treating children, but many adults will also opt for metal braces due to their durability and low costs. People can wear metal braces for correcting major orthodontic issues. Metal braces are not as discrete; however, they are known to be one of the most effective ways to address both cosmetic and oral health conditions.
Speak with a braces specialist when evaluating options for a smile makeover
Given the wide variety of issues a specialist can treat and the many options for doing so, anyone who is considering a smile makeover should visit our office. We can conduct an examination, ask questions, and then make recommendations for treatment options that should be part of that smile makeover. To start the process, schedule a consultation today.
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