Orthodontics is a dental specialty focused on correcting the alignment and position of your teeth.
Dentists who decide to specialize in orthodontic treatment complete an orthodontic residency to further their education after completing dental school. They learn to diagnose, prevent, and correct dental and facial abnormalities with treatments designed to realign your teeth.
The orthodontists at Braces Culture have a wide range of treatments available to correct the alignment of your teeth. They perform thorough exams and consultations to determine the best treatment to correct your smile.
All orthodontic treatments require regular visits to your provider, in some cases as frequently as every two weeks. During these visits, your orthodontist makes adjustments to your treatment, ensuring your teeth are moving in the right direction.
If you’re interested in a specific type of treatment, make sure to ask questions about it and let the team at Braces Culture know. They help you understand your options to make the best treatment. Some of the most commonly used orthodontic treatments include:
Traditional braces correct your teeth with metal brackets and wires. The brackets are attached to your teeth and the wire, also called an archwire, is fed through the brackets and tightened approximately every two weeks.
This puts gentle pressure on your teeth which pushes them into the desired positions.
Clear braces are similar to traditional braces, but the brackets are made of clear or tooth-colored ceramic or plastic. The archwire may also be tooth-colored. Clear braces are less noticeable than traditional braces, but the brackets are slightly less durable and can become stained.
Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible while being worn to correct the alignment of your teeth. Invisalign is a popular choice for adults because they can’t be seen and you can remove them to eat and to clean your teeth.
Orthodontic treatment typically takes between one and three years to correct your smile, depending on the severity of your alignment issues. Your orthodontist provides you with a customized plan to correct your teeth.
Contact Braces Culture today by calling the practice or booking an appointment online to learn more about your orthodontic options.
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