There are a lot of different reasons why you may visit an orthodontist, but one of the most common is that you or your children will need to get braces to help strengthen the teeth. This is because braces are some of the most common treatments you can get from these professionals. It can be a bit anxiety inducing to have braces, especially if you think about the chunky metal ones that were popular back in the 80s. The good news is that there have been many advances over the years when it comes to braces and you and your child can get an effective treatment that isn’t so bad.


Even if you and your orthodontist decide to go with some of the traditional braces, there are a lot of options that you can choose. You can get things like plastic, ceramic, metal, and stainless steel to name a few. The plastic and ceramic braces are going to look better when they are on the teeth, but they are more likely to stain and discolor the teeth by the time you are done wearing them for your treatment.


For some patients, it makes sense to go with the invisible aligners to help straighten the teeth. These can technically be used at any age, but it is more common for adults to wear them to correct the teeth problems, especially if they did not get the problem fixed ahead of time. These are nice because they are not as noticeable as the other braces, they can be adjusted every two weeks to keep up with the treatment, and you will be able to maintain proper brushing and flossing techniques while wearing them.


You will need to talk to your orthodontist to see about which of the braces options will work the best for you. Your lifestyle and habits and those of your child, your budget and the amount your insurance will cover can all factor into what you will choose when it is time to straighten out those teeth.


Visiting an orthodontist can be one of the best decisions you can make. The right dental professional will be able to answer your questions, take care of potential problems, and so much more. Our team is here to provide you with the oral health treatment you need, including sleep apnea treatment, to make sure that you are able to get the best care possible. We can work with you along the way, answering questions and providing you with a treatment that makes your oral health as good as possible. Contact us today to get started.