When it comes to some events in life, one of the most important aspects is to have options available to you. Options are what you get when you and your child seek orthodontic care for straightening his (or her) teeth. Long gone are the days when misaligned teeth always required a mouth full of wide, heavy metal “railroad tracks.”
We at the office of Pritchard Orthodontics utilize a variety of techniques and appliances that are at the forefront of orthodontic care. These improvements extend a multitude of benefits to each patient. Just some of those advantages include less discomfort, fewer dental visits and a shortened overall treatment time.
Here are some choices (though your orthodontist will have a large say in which are best for your situation).
Stainless steel braces: Though still made of high-grade metal, these stainless steels are smaller, more comfortable and much more visually appealing than the ones from back in the day. And here’s a bonus of modern-day stainless steels: They come an an assortment of colors, so you can match them to your persona.
Ceramic braces: Ceramics are attached to the front of the teeth as are those made of traditional stainless steel. Unlike the metal ones, however, these options are much less conspicuous because they blend with the color of the teeth. This cosmetic aspect makes them very popular with adults who want to have their teeth straightened out.
Self-ligating braces: These models don’t use bands or ties. Instead, a slide mechanism allows arch wires to easily slide back and forth. This feature cuts down on the friction, tension and irritation associated with traditional braces.
Invisalign®: Instead of employing brackets and wires, this modality uses a series of customized, clear and removable molds called aligners. Made of medical-grade plastic, they’re essentially undetectable, and because you can take them out at will, the wearer can thoroughly floss and brush his/her teeth.
Pritchard Orthodontics’s skilled and compassionate team of professionals is committed to offering the highest quality care. Properly aligned teeth will do wonders for your smile, your confidence and your oral health! For more information on our many services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.