Braces are an option for both adults and children when their teeth are crooked, misaligned or crowded. Straightening your teeth can help to reduce wear and tear on your teeth, improve your ability to chew, reduce the risk of dental disease and help improve the look of your smile, thereby increasing your self-confidence. If you think that you could benefit from having your teeth straightened, then you'll want to consider dental braces in Waterloo; however, there are several types of braces that you can consider.
Types of dental braces in Waterloo
The following are the main types of dental braces that you can choose from in order to straighten your teeth:
• Metal braces - Metal braces are the more traditional option and the most common type of braces. When getting metal braces, an orthodontist will attach brackets to each tooth using a specialized glue. A thin metal wire will then connect the brackets and place pressure
• Clear braces - A lot of people are self-conscious about traditional metal braces because they are so apparent. Recently, clear braces became an option. Clear braces work exactly the same way as traditional braces except that they are much less noticeable than metal braces due to their use of translucent materials.
• Invisible braces - Invisalign braces are quickly becoming the more popular option for people who are not only self-conscious about the idea of wearing traditional braces but also do not want to have to wear them 24 hours a day, seven days a week until they are ready to be removed. Invisalign braces are clear and removable. Basically, they consist of custom-fitted trays that fit onto your teeth and can be removed in order to eat, drink, brush or floss. This makes them much easier to maintain as well since they won't need to be carefully cleaned every day the way traditional and clear braces do.
These are some of the different types of braces that are available to you if you need to have your teeth straightened. Here at Waterloo Smiles Dentistry, we offer Invisalign Certified