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Aug
19

Do I Qualify for an Alternative to Braces?

Posted in Orthodontics

Maybe your dentist has been after you about straightening your smile for years – but you’re just not thrilled about the idea of wearing metal brackets and wires for over a year. Fortunately, you have a few options to choose from. One of these options may be just right for your smile.

Go Subtle with Tooth-Colored Brackets

Are you mainly concerned about how braces look? Some adults and teens worry that braces will give them a childish appearance. You can still get all the benefits of the trusted traditional orthodontic treatment without being a “metal mouth.”

Braces can often be placed with tooth-colored brackets and “clear” wires. This color scheme will ensure that your braces are not the first thing folks notice about you!

Discreet and Comfortable Trays

Invisalign aligners are popular among teens and busy adults alike. Some of the benefits of using trays to straighten your teeth include:

  • Removable for meals and hygiene
  • Barely-there appearance
  • Fewer orthodontic appointments

Short-Term Ortho for Those in a Hurry

Some types of special aligners and braces work quickly by targeting only a few teeth. You could straighten out the visible portion of your smile in a matter of a few months. This isn’t the right solution if you have serious bite issues, but for a quick fix with less hassle, a special aligner or accelerated treatment could be your answer.

The important fact to keep in mind is that no two orthodontic cases are alike. What worked for your friend or neighbor or that guy you read about on Google isn’t necessarily right for you! Your dentist will help you to figure out your orthodontic needs and get you started with references and suggestions that are tailored to your situation.

Posted on behalf of:
East Cobb Orthodontics
2810 Lassiter Rd
Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 993-7118

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