Self-confidence is important. Studies show that how you feel about yourself can have a measurable impact on your work and social life. Since your smile is such a big part of how you express your self-confidence, it can make a big difference to feel confident about your smile. If you’ve been considering orthodontics, here are 3 ways to straighten your teeth.
1. Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are one of the most popular ways to straighten your teeth because their tried-and-true history of proven results leave little up for debate. Traditional metal braces can treat a wide variety of conditions, ages, and provide results in a surprisingly short time-frame. They can also be more cost-effective compared to some other options. It’s easy to see why so many people choose them.
2. Clear Plastic Aligners
Clear plastic aligners have become increasingly popular over recent decades thanks to their comfort, ease of use, and minimal impact on daily life. If you’re looking for ways to straighten your teeth that won’t interfere with your diet and that are nearly invisible, this is a great option. Because plastic aligners are removable, they do rely heavily on patient compliance, so they may not be recommended to younger patients.
3. Alternative Braces Options
Traditional braces don’t just come in metal! There are also ceramic and clear options for those with metal-allergy concerns or patients who may want an option that is less visible.
Lingual braces are another alternative braces option that can reduce how noticeable they are. Lingual braces have all of the same components of traditional braces, but they are placed on the back of your teeth, where your tongue rests, instead of across the visible front part of your smile.
How to Get Started
If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, the best place to begin is to call and schedule a consultation with an orthodontist. An orthodontist can examine your teeth and talk with you about the results you’d like to see to help you come up with a treatment plan to fit with your goals, lifestyle, and budget.
The smile of your dreams may be closer than you think! Call an orthodontist today to find out how they can help you make your dreams a reality.
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