There are few dental advancements that are more valued than modern braces. At The Richardson Dentist, we offer our patients several types of clear braces.
Teeth straightening hardware of past generations had many drawbacks. It ordinarily involved a whole orthodontic tool kit—full metal bands, headgear, elastics, spacers, and wires poking every which way. If you played an instrument that required the use of your mouth, well, it was a challenge.
Some orthodontic patients found their conventional braces uncomfortable, bulky, and downright ugly. They also had many hidden nooks and crannies for bacteria to quietly drill into your enamel.
Invisalign clear braces look like an athlete’s mouth guard. Properly known as aligners, they must be worn at least twenty-two hours a day. But they can be removed at mealtime, and when you brush and floss your teeth. And because they are clear, they are almost undetectable.
Six Month Smiles is another type of clear brace that, as its name suggests, can straighten your teeth in about six months. They work best on the front teeth.
The American Association of Orthodontics advises parents to have their son or daughter evaluated by an orthodontist when they are young. It is critical to identify issues with teeth and jaw development early. Your orthodontist or pediatric dentist will know the proper age to begin treatment if necessary.
We provide many cosmetic dental procedures at The Richardson Dentist. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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