There are a couple of very important considerations before you decide on any orthodontic treatment, and it boils down to your priorities and budget.
With impressive technology advances over the years there are now other options available, and you will see that the metal braces have come a long way in the past decade.
Considering the budget is very important and will determine if you will have to opt for traditional metal braces or more aesthetic options.
Braces are used to align teeth, however not all alignments are the same; some people will opt for an orthodontic treatment to align crooked teeth while others will be to correct a malocclusion or an overbite. Some cases for mild straightening of teeth can avail the use of invisible aligners, while other cases will require the use of more sturdy materials to exert the adequate pressure on the teeth in order to align them properly.
Although braces are widely used during the teenage years, there is an increase in the adult population that is using these treatments to correct misaligned teeth. Traditional metal braces during teenage years can be fun since colored bands can be used to match the personality and preferences of the teenager, wearing braces can be seen as wearing an accessory. Adults however, might prefer a more discreet and aesthetic option.
Whether you would like to put on braces to improve the look of your smile or because it will improve your bite, making an appointment with an orthodontist will the the first step. The orthodontist is the person who will be able to assess which option is best for your treatment, as well as the time frame you will need to have braces on. Also they will assess if there is any dental work you must have prior to starting your orthodontic treatment.
By: Prisma Dental
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