Braces

Braces

Braces come in different shapes and forms, but their primary purpose is the same: to help align and straighten teeth. This includes the correction of overcrowding teeth, as well as overbites and underbites.

Types of Braces

There are many types of braces to choose from, including:

  • Metal Braces – Metal braces are the traditional metal wires and bands that are connected.
  • Ceramic Braces – Ceramic braces, or clear braces, are similar to metal braces, except for their less noticeable appearance. The brackets may be tooth-colored or clear so that they blend in.
  • Lingual Braces – Lingual braces are also similar to metal braces, only that the wires and brackets are placed on the inside of the teeth rather than the outside.
  • Invisalign Braces or Aligners – Invisalign is a series of custom-made plastic aligners that look similarly to a mouthguard. Unlike other traditional braces, these are removable and need to be replaced every two weeks.

The type of braces Dr. Argaez recommends will likely depend on your teeth’s needs. After a consultation, she will be able to advise which is best for you.

Getting Braces

Anyone of any age can receive braces to treat any of these orthodontic problems. How long you have to wear braces depends on the extent of the orthodontic issue. The more complex the problem, the more likely you will need braces for a longer period of time. Dr. Agaez will be able to go over a detailed treatment plan with you.

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