Are you wondering what kind of braces will most effectively handle your dental problems?

It’s very rare for any child to develop a perfectly straight smile. Luckily, our Norwich, CT, dentist Dr. Edward Yates has many orthodontic bracestreatment options to cater to your child’s specific dental issues. In fact, patients of all ages dealing with crooked or misaligned teeth can benefit from one of our orthodontic options.

Here are some of the orthodontic systems from which to choose:

Traditional Braces

This is most likely the type of braces that comes to mind when you think of orthodontic treatment. Traditional braces are made from metal and consist of brackets and a series of wires that are connected to the front of your teeth and designed to apply pressure and move teeth around.

This is a great option for children, teens and adults dealing with a variety of different misalignments.

Porcelain/Ceramic Braces

These work the exact same way as traditional braces, the only difference is that instead of being made from metal the brackets are made from a clear ceramic. While it won’t make your braces invisible it will make them less obvious when you smile. This is often a great choice for adults who have more complex dental issues that only traditional braces can address but they still want to have a more discreet set of braces.

In fact, this is a great option for patients of all ages dealing with different alignment issues that also are dedicated to maintaining and keeping their braces clean.

Clear Braces

If you are looking for a completely transparent and nearly invisible way to straighten your smile without others noticing then clear braces are the best option. While they won’t be able to tackle more complex or complicated issues like traditional braces can, clear braces can fix everything from crookedness to gaps between teeth and crowding.

The most common type of clear braces is Invisalign, which uses a set of transparent aligners that fit over teeth and move them gradually into place. Of course, this type of braces is only ideal for older teens and adults whose teeth have already fully developed.

Here are some questions to ask yourself when it comes to the type of orthodontic treatment that will be right for you. This is something you and our Norwich, CT, family dentist can discuss with you during your consultation.

Q. Do you care if others are able to see your braces?

Q. Are you looking for a more discreet option?

Q. Do you play contact sports?

Q. Would you mind changing your diet for the length of your treatment?

Q. Do you do a thorough job cleaning your teeth?

Q. What issue or issues do you want to fix?

Here in Norwich, CT, we are dedicated to giving our patients the smiles they want. If you are dealing with a misaligned smile then let’s talk about the type of braces that is right for you. Call Norwich Aesthetic Dentistry today to schedule a consultation with us.

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