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March 5th 2021
You don’t have to worry about whether Lady Luck is on your side when you get dental braces from an experienced Lawrenceville orthodontist. You can expect orthodontic care that is customized to your unique alignment issues, whether you’re embarrassed by your crooked teeth, always get food stuck in the nooks and crannies, or have severe jaw misalignment. Time to find out what orthodontic option is right for you.
When you are fitted with conventional metal braces, brackets will be bonded to the front surface of each tooth. Wires are then attached to the brackets using elastic bands and the tension of the bands on the wire push the teeth into alignment. This treatment takes about two years to complete, shifting first the crowns of the teeth, and then their root system until your entire smile is in alignment.
Clear braces work just like metal braces, except they are far less noticeable. Tooth-colored brackets, wires, and other hardware blend into your smile for a more discreet orthodontic treatment. Still, some patients like to add a little “bling” to the braces with multi-colored rubber bands. Whether you’re wearing metal braces or clear braces, elastics come in a rainbow of shades to reflect your favorite color, the sports team you support, or how you’re feeling on the day they’re attached.
For patients who want straight teeth without the treatment being obvious at all, Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic alternative. Adults in particular find Invisalign appealing because they can go about their daily life straightening their smile but without drawing any attention to it. The Invisalign trays are clear, smooth, and fit snugly against the teeth. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign shifts teeth and roots simultaneously, which takes about half the time to complete treatment, depending on how much your teeth need to move and how dedicated you are to your Lawrenceville orthodontist’s instructions.
Invisalign Teen works just like Invisalign for adults, but it has a few tweaks for the adolescent set. The trays allow room for teeth that have not fully erupted yet, and they are also outfitted with blue compliance indicators. These small dots wear away as the trays are worn, letting your orthodontist know that the wearer has been sporting their Invisalign Teen as often as they’re supposed to. Teens who qualify for this treatment are grateful to avoid the cleaning demands, discomfort, and obvious nature of conventional metal braces.
The Pursuit of Straight Teeth
Very few people have naturally straight teeth. So you’re certainly not alone in your pursuit of an aligned smile. It is natural to be drawn to people who have straight teeth – their smiles are brighter, do not cast shadows, and are easier to clean and bleach. In short, straight teeth look better and function better than crooked teeth, which makes them easier to care for and keep healthy.
Find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign or dental braces. Contact Dr. Roberts & Dr. de Marsche at Lawrenceville Orthodontists in NJ, to schedule your appointment.