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By D Casey Hart DDS
March 09, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: braces   Invisalign  

Our dental team offers many ways to correct your crooked and misaligned smile.

While we often think of children and teens when we think of braces, the fact is that patients of all ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Our Marietta, GA, dentists, Drs. Casey and Thomas Hart, have helped everyone from young children to seniors achieve perfectly straight smiles through braces. Of course, you may also be wondering what your options are when it comes to straightening your smile. Here are some of the most popular treatments that we offer:

Traditional Metal Braces

This is still the most common type of braces used today. There is a reason they have been used for over a century…they work! Sometimes this is the fastest and most effective approach to shifting teeth into the proper alignment. Metal braces are bonded directly to the front of each tooth and secured in place through wires and rubber bands.

Who should consider metal braces?

Both children and adults can be great candidates for metal braces. Of course, modern traditional metal braces today have become more lightweight, with brackets that are smaller than before. This makes the treatment more comfortable and easy to wear.

 

Ceramic Braces

This type of braces functions in the same way as metal braces. The brackets are still bonded to the front of teeth and connected through rubber bands and wires; however, what makes them a bit different is that the brackets adhered to teeth are made from tooth-colored ceramic, so they are less noticeable.

Who should consider ceramic braces?

Again, since this treatment option works in the same way as metal braces, it is a great option for both children and adults; however, our Marietta, GA, family dentists see more teens and adults opting for this form of orthodontic treatment because they want a more discreet set of braces. In fact, in photos, people may not even be able to see that you’re wearing braces at all.

Invisible Aligners

Now we are moving away from the traditional brackets and wires and offering our older patients a way to straighten teeth by wearing a series of clear, plastic trays that fit firmly against teeth to move them around. These aligners are removable, which means that patients can take them out prior to eating and brushing their teeth.

Who should consider invisible aligners?

Older teens and adults are ideal candidates for this type of unique orthodontic system because their teeth have fully matured and are no longer growing. Ideal patients will also be committed to wearing their aligners up to 22 hours each day in order to see results.
 

Interested? Give Us a Call

Are you dealing with a crooked smile that you are ready to improve through orthodontic treatment? If so, our Marietta, GA, dentists would be happy to sit down with you and discuss which option is best for you. Schedule an evaluation by calling (770) 926-8371.