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By St. Charles Family Dentistry
April 20, 2015
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Braces  

Discover the different kinds of braces so you can decide which one is right for you.

Are you looking to get a straighter, brighter smile? If so, your St. Charles orthodontist has a variety of different options to choose Braces from. Find out which braces will fit your smile and lifestyle best:

Traditional Braces

Just about everyone remembers the regular bracket and wire braces from your childhood; however, dental technology has come a long way and now these braces are sleeker, less bulky and more discreet than they once were. These braces are often the best option for those with more difficult dental cases and they also tend to be less expensive than other orthodontic options.

Porcelain Braces

If you or your child is looking for a subtler way to straighten smiles without a mouth full of metal, you can opt for porcelain braces. These braces look similar to the traditional braces in that you will still be wearing brackets and wire; however, the porcelain offers a tooth-colored appearance, so others won’t notice you are wearing braces right away.

Lingual Braces

For those looking for ways to completely hide their braces, lingual braces are a great option. While these braces look just like traditional metal braces, they are adhered to the back of the teeth rather than the front. Therefore, no one will be able to see that you are even wearing braces. However, keep in mind that lingual braces can be harder to clean because they are on the back of your teeth, so it’s very important to consult with our St. Charles orthodontist before deciding on which braces are right for you.

Clear Braces

Another revolutionary way to straighten your smile without others taking notice are invisible braces like Invisalign. These clear, plastic aligners are custom-designed to fit your smile and go over the upper and lower set of teeth to slowly shift them into the proper position.

Besides being clear, these braces are ideal because they are also removable. While you should still wear your braces as often as possible (we recommend about 22 hours a day) you can still remove them before eating, drinking, brushing and flossing; therefore, your diet won’t have to change to accommodate your new treatment.

Are you ready to get a straighter smile? Then get one step closer by scheduling your initial orthodontic consultation with your St. Charles orthodontist, Dr. Lynn Lipskis, DDS.