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Do I Really Need Full Braces?

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Braces could make a difference in your smile – but you’re probably not fond of the idea of having metal mouth for two years. You’re probably wondering if there are any shortcuts you can take.

Taking a few points into consideration will help you to make a good decision about orthodontic treatment.

What’s Bothering You?

Are you unhappy with what you see in the mirror when you show your teeth in a big smile? Some orthodontic concerns are mostly cosmetic in nature. That’s not a bad thing! Straightening a few front teeth can usually be done without full traditional ortho.

Maybe you have some teeth that are so crooked that they’re uncomfortable. Crooked teeth are more vulnerable to stain, cavities, gum disease, wear, and fracture. Crooked back teeth usually require the more stable help that regular braces provide.

How Fast Do You Want Results?

Regular braces do take time! If you want to see faster results, then there are “shortcut” methods available. These options concentrate on the front teeth – the teeth that are visible when you smile. You may see results in a matter of a few months, as opposed to years.

Who Made the Recommendation?

You may not know for sure whether or not you should have full braces until you have a professional evaluation. Dental professionals are committed to recommending treatment that’s right for your needs. If you’re told you should have full braces, ask how that treatment could make a difference in your oral health.

Alternatives to Regular Braces

Many dental office provide alternatives to full metal braces with procedures such as:

  • Invisalign
  • Six Month Smiles
  • Inman Aligners

Call your dentist today to schedule an orthodontic consultation and find out which technique is right for you!

Posted on behalf of:
Ambler Dental Care
602 S Bethlehem Pike C-2
Ambler, PA 19002
(215) 643-1122

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