Are Braces Right For You?
Your Coral Springs Dentist Can Give You a Perfect Smile.
Ah, the dreaded braces! Do I really want to deal with the years of having the metal in my mouth, not being able to eat particular things, and then have to wear the retainer afterwards? Many adults put off getting braces for these exact reasons and wonder if is worth the hassle. Choosing between getting braces from your Coral Springs dentist is a choice that only you can make, but with advanced dental technology, it really is quite effective for adults of any age. If you have noticed that your teeth have shifted with age, getting braces now can give you straight and attractive teeth, correct structural issues, and of course, will give you a beautiful smile.
Choose From Several Styles of Braces.
Adults live a busy life. With work, friends, and social gatherings, we want to look our best. So, what types of braces are available for adults? When you are considering getting braces as an adult, ask your Coral Springs dentist about options. Of course, there are the traditional braces which are made of high-grade stainless steel that has metal brackets. Then, there is the option of ceramic braces. Ceramic braces work the same as traditional braces but are made of clear, see-through ceramic materials. Another alternative is the Damon braces. These braces can be set with either a metal material or clear. If you have overcrowded teeth, you should consider palatal expanders. This is a device that fits your palate and applies pressure to the back of your upper molars to move your teeth further apart. Then, once the palate is expanded, you can then have braces fitted to correct your teeth.
A Coral Springs Dentist Can Explain the Different Types of Braces.
Now that you know the different types of braces available, next you need to know the differences between them. Traditional metal braces have become more advanced throughout the years and are lighter in weight and in structure than before. Traditional braces are typically less expensive than the others, but they are very noticeable. Ceramic braces work the exact same way as traditional ones. The main difference is that the brackets are made from ceramic material which makes them less visible. Damon braces are quite popular with adults due to the fact that when placed, you will not need to see the dentist as often as you would with the other types of braces. They also use a slide mechanism instead of elastics to connect the wires. Although Damon braces will allow for faster results, they are more expensive. When you make the appointment with your Coral Springs dentist, ask about financing and payment options. With the option available to make payments, this may have an impact on the type of braces that you choose.
How do Braces Work?
How do braces work for adults? When you were a child, perhaps your family could not afford braces for you, or maybe your teeth were not crooked but have started to shift in shape as you have gotten older. No matter the cause, if you are unhappy with the way that your teeth look, braces can fix your appearance if you have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. Braces work by putting continuous pressure on the teeth over a specific amount of time. The time will differ from person to person due to many factors. Your Coral Springs dentist will base the time frame on the severity of the problem, the amount of gap between the teeth, and the overall oral health of your mouth. Once you have decided on which type of braces you want it is time to get them set. Braces have four basic parts, the brackets, bonding material, archwire and the ligature elastic. The brackets are placed on the teeth that need to shift with adhesive. Then, the archwire is connected from bracket to bracket to put pressure on the teeth. Bands are also placed on the back of the teeth in order to hold the archwire in place. Gradually, the teeth will begin to shift to their appropriate position. With regular check-ups, your dentist will see that progress is happening and can make adjustments as needed.
Let Our Coral Springs Dentist Help You to Decide.
Deciding on braces does not need to be a difficult choice. With the help of your Coral Springs dentist, you can decide on which option of braces is right for you and can review step by step the procedure. Feel confident with your smile, and braces can help with that. Contact us today to set up an appointment. While you are there, speak to our office staff regarding Care Credit® which is a payment plan designed to allow you to make monthly payments. We also take most dental insurance plans and will help you to submit all of the necessary forms to the insurance company.