How Do Metal Braces Work?

Article By Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  

If you’re considering braces, the best thing you can do is schedule an appointment with a local orthodontist. He will check your teeth and gums before making a treatment recommendation. You may need to wear traditional metal braces. Many people, however, can use invisible aligners like Invisalign. These are far more comfortable to wear and are barely visible.

Metal braces have improved so much over the years. Clear, stainless steel, or tooth-colored orthodontic bands are glued to teeth with a dental bonding agent. The bands act as an anchor for the brackets. The brackets make use of arch wires that act as tracks to direct tooth movement. The arch wire is secured to the brackets with little rubber rings or tiny wires. Clear and tooth-colored bands are popular because they don’t usually cost more than stainless steel and they look nice on most people.

If you are not a good candidate for invisible aligners, then ceramic braces might be a good choice. Be sure and ask your orthodontist how each type of braces work. You can easily find out how long it will take and how much it will cost to get the perfect smile. If you have any other questions, simply jot them down so you won’t forget to ask once you are at the orthodontist’s office. Remember that getting a beautiful smile is a worthwhile endeavor. It’s totally worth the time and trouble and will greatly improve your confidence.

Article written by Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics. All your orthodontic needs can be met at Remarkable Smiles. Dr. Mark Rashidi, an Orthodontist in Mission Viejo CA also serves Foothill Ranch, Dana Point, Baker Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, Anaheim Hills, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, and other regions with services like traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, porcelain braces, and Invisalign.