With the modern advancement of dental technology, traditional orthodontics has made huge advancements from the braces used in the past. With an array of options, braces can provide patients who suffer from misaligned or crooked teeth a path to improving the look and feel of their smile. Braces can also significantly increase your overall dental health by improving how you eat, speak and maintain your dental hygiene. There are a variety of orthodontic treatments to choose from, making it easier and more comfortable than ever to get a straight, healthy smile.
Metal Braces/Traditional Braces
Metal braces are one of the most common types of braces used in the dental orthodontic industry. Metal brackets are now much smaller than the older versions of metal braces, making them much less noticeable and more comfortable. Other advancements in technology have brought heat-activated archwires that use your body’s heat to help the teeth move into the proper location. This helps align the teeth faster and is significantly less painful compared to the older traditional metal braces.
Ceramic braces are very similar in size and shape of metal braces; however, they offer tooth-colored clear brackets to minimize the appearance of wearing braces. An additional benefit of ceramic braces is they move the teeth much faster than Invisalign while still providing the health benefits of braces.
The team at Basin Dentistry understands that braces are not always a patient’s first choice. Yet the advancements in orthodontic braces have made the treatment much more comfortable and less noticeable. Basin Dentistry is dedicated to making our patients feel comfortable and relaxed while understanding the benefits orthodontics can have on the overall health and appearance of their smile. For more information about all of our orthodontic options, contact us today to schedule your consultation about traditional orthodontics.