Getting braces is a wonderful way to improve the function of your teeth and the beauty of your smile for the rest of your life. Orthodontics treatment can address issues related to overcrowding, poor alignment, crooked teeth and more. However, there are several types of treatments available through your orthodontist, and you may be wondering what type of treatment is best for you. Learn more about the options available and discuss your treatment options with your orthodontist.
Braces – There are Many Options
Many people are aware of the traditional style of orthodontic treatment, which includes brackets and wires with elastics or small rubber bands, but there are several other options you may want to consider when getting braces:
Lingual – braces are placed behind the teeth so that the brackets and wires are virtually impossible for others to see.
Invisalign – a popular type of treatment that uses a clear and removable mouthpiece to shift the teeth into a proper position.
Self-litigating – this method is similar to the traditional option, but this method does not use elastics and generally require fewer appointments.
Traditional braces with ceramic brackets – ceramic brackets make it more difficult for others to tell you are wearing braces.
How to Make Your Decision
Determining which treatment option is best for you is not something that you typically will decide on your own. Some treatment options may be more ideal for you than others based on your specific orthodontic issues and challenges. Your orthodontist can discuss the options with you and can help you to determine which treatment method will work best for you. The pros and cons of each option can be discussed carefully so that you can make an informed decision. Cost, cleaning and maintenance and other factors may also be analyzed to assist you with the decision-making process.
Dr. Foley and his orthodontic team in London, Ontario are dedicated to helping each patient achieve a beautiful, healthy smile they are proud of. Through braces and other treatment options, patients can improve current oral challenges that may be causing them issues. Book an initial consultation with Dr. Foley to learn more about the treatment options that are recommended for you. No referral needed!