We all have visions of our ideal smile, but having a couple of teeth out of line, such as an underbite or overbite, can be aggravating for some people. People who believe they have bad teeth may experience low self-esteem and other issues as a result. If you have any oral issues, nothing beats seeing an orthodontist and finally getting the smile you’ve always wanted.
Having your teeth aligned can give you a tremendous confidence boost and make you feel more confident in social situations. Many people avoid seeking orthodontic care because they believe it is prohibitively expensive. The truth is that getting your teeth fixed might not cost as much as you think.
What are my options?
Braces and Invisalign are the two most common ways to straighten your teeth nowadays. The technology of today’s braces has progressed significantly from the train track braces of the past. Because modern braces are available in a variety of clear and white colors, they are far more comfortable and discreet.
Braces typically consist of three parts: brackets that are linked to each tooth, bonding material that connects the tooth to the bracket, and the arch wire, which is a thin metal wire that runs from bracket to bracket and is part of a system that employs slight force to move the teeth. Modern braces are comprised of ceramic and thin wires, making them less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
The Invisalign system straightens teeth without the need of wires or brackets, making it far more pleasant and discreet. To straighten teeth, Invisalign uses a set of clear removable aligners that are worn all day.
Each set of aligners is made using a computer software that moves your teeth into the right position. Before moving on to the next set of aligners, each pair is worn for about two weeks. You can take them out whenever you want to eat, drink, or brush your teeth, giving you a lot more freedom than you would with braces.
What is the best way for me to choose?
You should absolutely see an orthodontist before deciding which therapy is best for you. At all of our locations, we provide free consultations. The orthodontist will sit down with you and go over your dental issues during your consultation, which will last around an hour. Sitting down with your orthodontist and determining which option is best for you is a significant step toward achieving your ideal smile. So, give us a ring and come visit Ferris Orthodontics today!