Nowadays, orthodontic treatments are not just restricted to teenagers. More and more adults opt for orthodontic solutions to fix their overcrowded, crooked gaps or bite misalignments. If you had undertaken teeth straightening treatment as a teen and it has relapsed, as adults you may have to correct them again. At Bradshaw + Katras Orthodontic Specialists in Tennessee, we will work to give you a comfortable orthodontic experience, and our practice is committed to providing you quality care.
How Do Orthodontic Treatments Work?
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, plastic, or ceramic. They consist of brackets bonded to the teeth or removable plastic aligners. By applying a constant, gentle force carefully, all the braces gradually move teeth to the desired position.
There are several options available in orthodontics depending on individual needs and preferences. Factors such as aesthetic purposes and expenditure are the primary basis for picking the teeth straightening solutions. Traditional metal braces may blemish the appearance of your smile, though they will not burden your pockets. In comparison, Invisalign aligners may give you a discreet appearance while wearing the braces. Modern materials are created to move teeth faster with more comfort.
Types of Orthodontic Treatments
- Traditional Braces
Traditional braces comprising metal brackets and wires have been around for years, helping adults and teenagers achieve gorgeous smiles. They can fix crooked bites and misaligned teeth with great precision. The brackets hold the specialized wires in position and are planned to put pressure on the required areas. And the metal wire will work to move your teeth in the correct direction slowly.
Traditional braces are an affordable option when it comes to orthodontic treatments. Hence if the cost is a significant factor in your overall decision, then this method of treatment can deliver wonderful results.
If you are not enthusiastic about wearing metal to straighten your teeth, then Invisalign® Clear Aligners will be an appropriate solution. Adults using this orthodontic treatment can see incredible results in less time. The process involves wearing transparent plastic trays for 20-22 hours every day. Based on your individual case, you will switch your set for the next in the series every fifteen days. With each new aligner, your teeth will slowly move toward the correct position, helping you attain a flawless smile.
Invisalign aligners should only be removed to perform your oral functions. These nearly invisible trays make it easy to get through your day without being apparent to anyone.
- Clear Ceramic Braces
These braces help you achieve the benefits of traditional braces without any metal shining brightly in your mouth. Clear ceramic braces use transparent and tooth-colored materials. In addition, the brackets are not bulky, so it rests comfortably against your tooth, decreasing the chances of possible soft tissue irritation.
If you are interested in learning more about our orthodontic treatments, visit our Bradshaw + Katras Orthodontic Specialists offices in Tennessee.