When it comes to orthodontics, most people choose to receive services to help achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. If you feel self-conscious about your smile, braces can improve the way you look and feel and give you that boost of confidence you need in life. Braces can also fix teeth that are so crooked and misplaced they’re affecting your bite. To get the very best out of your Canton orthodontics visit, let’s take a look at some of the services you can expect to find at Nia Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Canton.
Most orthodontic braces are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. Braces are usually brackets bonded to the teeth, but they also come as removable appliances. Braces work by placing a constant, yet gentle, force in a carefully controlled direction to slowly guide teeth into the proper position for your mouth.
In the past, a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. Today, you can choose from clear or metallic brackets that come with wires that are far less noticeable. Since today’s latest braces are designed to move teeth quickly and yet remain comfortable, children, teens, and even adults are receiving great benefits with their braces.
Orthodontics Treatment Time
Before you begin your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss your options and provide you with a time estimate for the full treatment. Most treatments can last anywhere between one and three years. This depends on factors such as age, treatment method, and how minor or severe the case is. The more diligent you are in following your dental care, the more efficient your treatment will be.
Types of Canton Orthodontics
From metal braces to clear aligners, our Canton orthodontics location offers the latest in quality braces to provide you with a beautiful, healthy smile.
Braces offered at Nia Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics include:
Metal braces, also known as traditional braces, are the most common type of braces. These braces are made of high-grade stainless steel and work to straighten your teeth by using metal brackets and archwires. Colored elastics can be added for a fun and unique smile.
Self-ligating braces are very similar to traditional braces in that they are made from the same materials. However, self-ligating braces do not use elastics so there are fewer appointments and less friction on your teeth. While the brackets are the same size as traditional braces, they have a specialized clip instead of elastics to help the archwire guide the teeth into place. This clip is what requires fewer adjustments than the elastics.
Clear braces, also called ceramic braces, are made of clear materials so they’re less visible than metal braces. Clear braces are popular with older teens and adults as they’re a more discreet version of metal braces. Clear braces do require more special attention and care than metal braces as they’re larger and made of more fragile material.
Clear aligners are invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays created to straighten your teeth. The wonderful thing about clear aligners is not only are they comfortable with no metal to cause mouth abrasions, but they can be removed for eating and drinking and make brushing and flossing much easier.
Lingual braces are another form of “invisible” braces. The braces are hidden behind your teeth, so you never see them when you smile. Lingual braces are customized to match the shape of your teeth and are a great choice for athletes, models, and musicians who play wind instruments.
At Nia Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we provide you with the best in Canton orthodontics to give you that healthy and beautiful smile you deserve. Contact us today to set up an appointment so we can help you find the best braces to suit your needs.