Traditional metal braces remain very popular today, offering a reliable, effective and economical treatment option. Today’s braces are smaller, lighter, and more comfortable to wear than the ones from the past. For a trendier look, you may be able to choose colorful elastics for the brackets, or other modifications. Metal braces straighten your teeth using high-grade stainless steel metal brackets and archwires.
Ceramic or “tooth-colored” braces are made of composite, clear materials. They are strong and generally do not stain. Older teenagers and adults like ceramic braces because they are less noticeable than metal braces. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts.
For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth. Ceramic braces are more expensive than metal braces, but for many the cosmetic advantages outweigh the costs.
The Inman Aligner has achieved remarkable results in a much shorter period of time than other more conventional removable dental appliances. With an average 12-week turnaround time to successfully straighten front teeth, the Inman Aligner is also minimally invasive, utilizing coiled springs to apply pressure on the teeth and directing them into the desired position. Last, but not least, the Inman Aligner is also affordable, and more cost-effective than other invisible braces or veneers. Not everyone, though, is the right candidate for the Inman Aligner.
Invisalign is an innovative method of straightening teeth through almost unnoticeable, removable braces or aligners that are custom-made for perfection. They are truly invisible when you’re wearing them, and removable when you need them to be. Invisalign has the flexibility and convenience to fit just about every aspect of your life. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. By the end of the process, you’ll have achieved that confident smile that you have always wanted!
If you are looking for an orthodontist in Plantation or an orthodontist in Tamarac, Smile Every Day’s Tamarac office and Plantation office are just around the corner. If you have children who need orthodontic treatments, you’ll be happy to know that Smile Every Day’s Tamarac pediatric orthodontist and Plantation pediatric orthodontist offices are built with comfort in mind for both kids and adults. Call us to schedule an appointment today for the location nearest you!