Are you an adult in Birmingham with misaligned teeth? Good news! It’s not too late to straighten them, and get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Not only that, there are more types of braces available than ever before.
Maybe you aren’t familiar with the latest in orthodontics. Here’s a quick rundown of the most common types used in cosmetic dental practices.
If you don’t want the whole world to know you are wearing braces, ‘behind the teeth’ or lingual braces may be a good option. So-called ‘invisible braces’ work great for many Birmingham men and women of all ages. Some types of braces are offered in ceramic, which are also less visible than metal braces. These are often called ‘clear braces.’
Invisalign, Damon, and iBraces, are some of the trade names of proprietary orthodontic systems used in the Alabama dental community.
Once the orthodontia patient has completed treatment, he or she needs to wear a retainer to keep those pretty teeth in line. The traditional Hawley retainer consists of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and holds them in place. The metal wire is attached to a molded acrylic form that fits snugly in either the upper or lower part of the mouth.
Clear retainers are also popular with orthodontists and their patients. They fit the teeth like a transparent glove without the need for hardware. Some Mountain Brook patients believe clear retainers are more comfortable than other types.
If you want more beautiful teeth, come into Koch Aesthetic Dentistry – The Dental Spa in Birmingham and discuss your goals with J. Paul Koch, DMD. Dr. Koch will examine your teeth and recommend the most effective system for you.
Koch Aesthetic Dentistry – The Dental Spa is a full-service general, family, and cosmetic dental practice. We have been exceeding expectations since 2000. Ask us about sedation dentistry, laser dentistry, and implant dentistry.
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