Realigning Your Teeth and Improving Your Smile
Do you have crowded, improperly spaced, or misaligned teeth? If so, you need experienced adult orthodontics and to find out how you could possibly benefit from teeth braces. Teeth braces gradually straighten and realign your teeth, allowing you to obtain the smile you’ve always wanted! You may find that traditional teeth braces are the best choice for you, or you may opt for Invisalign braces. These are clear, removable plastic aligners that you wear over your teeth. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without anyone even realizing that you are wearing the aligners!
Orthodontists undergo years of education and professional practice in order to masterfully place teeth braces on adults and children. Our orthodontist at Damascus Dental Group, Dr. Richard Shin, D.D.S., M.S., is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and he is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. Due to his extensive experience, he can help you determine which type of braces best suit you in terms of your age, the size of your teeth, and the extent of your teeth straightening needs.
Choose the Braces That Are Right for You
The most commonly used teeth braces are brackets that are bonded to each tooth individually. However, it is important to remember that you have many different options to choose from and the braces cost varies.
The following represent the many different types of adult braces that are available to patients:
- Metal bracket braces
- Clear, custom aligners (Invisalign)
- Lingual braces
- Cosmetic braces
As clear braces offer a gradual shift in teeth placement, most require more than a year of use to truly work. Due to the length of time you will wear your clear braces, it is essential that your orthodontist is someone who can make you feel comfortable. Dr. Shin prides himself in his success in building strong, long-lasting relationships with his patients.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses hard and durable plastic aligners that you wear over your teeth. These aligners gradually shift and straighten your smile. Every two weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners that will properly fit your shifted teeth. They are easily removable, which allows you to eat, brush, and floss without having to worry about them being in the way.
Some of the perks of Invisalign include the following:
- They do not require dietary restrictions like traditional braces do.
- They are softer and more comfortable than traditional braces.
- They go unnoticed and offer you discretion.
- Oral hygiene is easy to perform, as the aligners are removable.