Woman holding up invisible aligners and model of braces Who Should Get Braces? 

Orthodontics have come a long way. Today’s treatments, including the different types of braces available, provide a range of benefits and possibilities to patients looking for a straighter smile.

Of course, getting braces is much more than just an aesthetic decision. The alignment of your teeth is important for your oral health. Misaligned teeth can cause jaw pain, headaches, and even an increased risk of tooth decay and loss from grinding and damage. 

Smiles also serve as the first impression you make on people you meet. Your smile says a lot about you, and even if you may not realize it, the confidence you have in it comes across when you first show it to people. If you are dissatisfied with how straight your teeth are, you might be hesitant to smile. This could harm the impression you make on people, possibly resulting in further damage to your self-esteem.

Your smile is a beautiful thing, and the Salaita Orthodontics team is here to make it even better with braces! It doesn’t matter if you’re an adolescent receiving braces for the first time as a rite of passage or an adult who never did anything to address their misaligned smile. The best time to start with braces is now.

What Kinds of Braces are There?

Overall, there are three types of braces that we offer our patients here. They include:

  • Traditional metal braces. Though the metal brackets used these days have a much lower profile than the metal braces of yore, this is the tried and true orthodontic solution. Traditional metal braces are sturdy, affordable, and effective, especially with extensive cases.
  • Ceramic bracket braces. Tooth-colored ceramic brackets offer discreet care on par with traditional metal braces.
  • Invisalign® clear aligners. Invisalign® clear aligners offer effective treatment with the convenience of being able to remove the clear aligners to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. Very little will have to change from your diet and lifestyle.

How Long Will I Have Braces?

Every case is different — just like every smile is unique. The length of time that you will be in braces depends on the extent of the issues that we are working to correct. Average treatment plan times for braces range anywhere from six months to two years.

What Type of Braces are Right for Me?

There are several different types of braces. The team here at Salaita Orthodontics will help you decide which type is right for you based on your personalized treatment plan. In general, if you have more issues to address — including teeth that need to be moved and adjusted significantly to reach their proper alignment — traditional metal braces may be your best treatment plan. More minor issues may be more easily and conveniently resolved using the Invisalign® clear aligners, a particularly popular choice among adults who work in a professional setting. Ceramic braces are also a good choice for patients in need of a discreet treatment, as they blend in better with their teeth. However, they are more fragile than traditional metal braces and may be more expensive.

Ready to talk braces with the team at Salaita Orthodontics? Schedule your free initial consultation today by calling (614) 888-4577.

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