People have desired straight, attractive smiles throughout history, but the ways of achieving the perfect smile has changed over the years. There are lots of choices available when considering orthodontic treatment, thanks to many advancements in technology. There are options to meet the needs of all ages, budgets, lifestyles and goals.
One of the latest innovations is Invisalign clear plastic aligners. These removable, invisible trays straighten teeth gently without all the hassles associated with traditional braces. Invisalign is especially popular among adults who seek to improve their smiles without being embarrassed during treatment.
Self-litigating braces do not have uncomfortable brackets and wires like traditional braces. This system uses a free-sliding technology that moves teeth without much discomfort and in a faster treatment time than other choices.
Lingual braces provide an alternative that fits on the back side of teeth, on the side where your tongue is. Not only are lingual braces unseen to others, they also are popular for patients who play wind instruments or participate in contact sports because they are comfortable and less dangerous.
Some patients are content going with traditional braces, a proven and predictable method of correcting smiles. Many orthodontists now use nickel-titanium wires that are more gentle and durable than previous types of wire.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment, ask a professional about the options available that will be successful for you. Orthodontic treatment is now considered a very customized course of action and can be designed to meet your specific needs. Advanced technology even allows some orthodontists to show patients what their smiles will likely look like at the end of the treatment process.
There’s no reason to go through life unhappy with your smile. Seek the help of a skilled orthodontist who can provide you with the most up-to-date treatment available.