How to choose the right orthodontic treatment
Not that long ago, if you wanted straight teeth, there was one choice, metal brackets and wires. Metal braces are still what most people think of when they hear the term “orthodontics.” Now, thanks to modern dental materials and techniques, there are many different types of braces to choose from. The question is which braces are right for you? There are many factors to consider and you shouldn’t make the decision alone. You need to call your dentists at Williamsburg Family Dentistry in Williamsburg, Virginia. They can help you choose the right orthodontic treatment.
The right braces can give you a cosmetically beautiful, straight smile that is much easier to keep clean. Braces also provide you with improved chewing function because your teeth will meet evenly together, reducing trauma and wear on your teeth. Your dentists at Williamsburg Family Dentistry offer several options for orthodontic treatment including:
- Conventional metal braces, using metal brackets and wires
- Modern plastic braces, using plastic brackets and tooth-colored wires
- Beautiful ceramic braces, with ceramic brackets and metal wires
- Lingual braces, using brackets attached to the back of your teeth
Your dentists at Williamsburg Family Dentistry also offer Invisalign, the virtually invisible method of straightening your teeth. Invisalign uses clear plastic trays, called aligners. There are no brackets or wires.
The length of time for orthodontic treatment can vary from at least two years for braces, to nine to fifteen months for Invisalign. Your dentists at Williamsburg Family Dentistry can provide you with all of the skills and tools you need to keep your smile healthy all during your orthodontic treatment.
If you have a poorly aligned bite, crowded or rotated teeth, or spaces between your teeth, you should consider orthodontic treatment. At Williamsburg Family Dentistry you can be assured no matter which type of orthodontic treatment you choose, you will love the result! Call your dentists at Williamsburg Family Dentistry in Williamsburg, Virginia today and find out which braces are right for you!