Braces For You
A beautiful and healthy smile is the goal for most of us, and if you don’t have the smile you deserve, it may be time to consider braces. Orthodontic treatment can improve your smile and ultimately the way that you feel about yourself.
You will have a smile to be proud of and more self confidence than you thought possible after finishing your treatment. Of course, you also want the procedure to be as simple and as straightforward as possible, and it is the goal of our practice to emsure that you are comfortable throughout your treatment.
How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work?
Wearing braces can help to slowly move any misaligned teeth to the right position, by exerting a gentle but constant force. Braces are brackets that are bonded to your teeth or they can be removable, and can be made from plastic, metal or ceramic.
Braces technology has come a long way since the days of having to wear an ugly metal band with a bracket around each of your teeth. Braces today are nowhere near as noticeable, and as well as choosing metal or clear brackets, you can even choose the color of the ties used for your braces.
How Long Does Treatment Last?
Your age, the severity of your case and the method of treatment can all affect the duration of treatment, although as a general rule expect to be wearing braces for between one and three years. Your treatment can be much more efficient and successful, the more involved and attentive you are. The treatment time can also be much less for children if the treatment is commenced at an earlier age, rather than waiting.
You can get an estimate of how long your treatment might take from your orthodontist. To learn more about wearing braces and to have all of your questions answered, contact our friendly practice staff today.