What are metal braces?
Traditional braces typically include metal brackets, an archwire, and colorful elastic bands. They work by putting small amounts of pressure on the teeth over periods of time in order to correctively align the teeth. While most people know that braces and aligners can help straighten their teeth, they are also effective at improving overall dental health and hygiene. Not to mention that an improved smile can make a world of difference in someone’s appearance and self-esteem.
What are the benefits of metal braces?
Our patients are never short on options because we believe everyone deserves a sparkling, epic smile. What follows are a few of the other treatments offered at our Anacapa Orthodontics offices:
Ceramic braces: clear brackets made of ceramic are offered along with white colored archwires making these braces nearly invisible.
Clear aligners: series of plastic molds made by Invisalign or 3M Clarity Aligners designed around digital models of the patient.
Anacapa Orthodontics clear aligners: is our own clear aligner option, custom designed for each patient by Dr. Smith.
Hidden braces: nearly invisible, these braces are fixed to the back of the teeth. Custom InBrace braces are a highly desirable option.
What are the different types of braces and aligners?
Metal braces are the most common type of braces and are therefore the least expensive option for many. They are also one of the more durable treatment options and they provide constant care, resulting in a speedier overall process for patients.
Metal braces are often seen as the most effective treatment for complex issues that would continue to get worse if left untreated. Some of these issues may include:
Overbite: when biting down, the top front teeth extend beyond the bottom front teeth.
Underbite: when biting down, the bottom front teeth extend beyond the top front teeth.
Crossbite: issue where the bottom and top teeth do not come together in the correct position. Classified as either anterior or posterior.
Overcrowding: teeth can sometimes run out of room, and then they can push one another into improper positions.
Spacing: the visual opposite of crowding where gaps occur between the teeth.
Most importantly, traditional braces can give both young and old patients a new look on life, and a smile to remember.
Here at Anacapa Orthodontics we are proud of our board-certified orthodontist led team that is highly trained in the latest techniques and in patient-centered service. If you find yourself hiding your smile, or if a loved one of yours is in need of a smile correction look no further. Contact us today and schedule an appointment to begin your journey for an epic smile.
While most people know that braces and aligners can help straighten their teeth, they are also effective at improving overall dental health and hygiene.
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In-House Clear Aligners
Clear aligners are a transparent, plastic form of dental braces used to straighten teeth.
Hidden braces are fixed to the back of teeth making them invisible.
Ceramic braces are fixed to the front of teeth using clear or tooth-colored brackets.
Mouth guard lower the risk of injuries to the teeth, lips, and tongue.
Night guards minimize clenching or grinding teeth while sleeping.
Custom retainers are designed to maintain your teeth straight after clear aligners.
Phased ortho care ensures your child’s permanent teeth grow aligned.
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Dr. Ken Smith
Founder, Board-Certified Orthodontist
Dr. Ken Smith