We welcome all Saline residents who want to start their orthodontic treatment! Braces walked so many other appliances could run. Still, braces can achieve results that other appliances, such as Invisalign® clear aligners, cannot. Braces cover the basics, and this is not to say they can’t do as much as other treatment options; instead, we mean to say that braces can do everything we need them to. We’re glad you’re thinking of braces; now, let’s check together why they’re such a good option for you.
Traditional Metal Braces in Saline
Even though many patients would choose other innovative and more recent treatment options, not all of them are the right tool for their case of orthodontic problems. This is why the use of stainless steel braces is so useful. Conventional metal braces are as durable as any orthodontic appliance can be, meaning they can perform the tasks required by the orthodontist without breaking. If you have a challenging case, you’ll do well with metal braces.
These braces are comfortable and durable. You won’t have to worry about many problems, and you can customize yours with your desired rubber band colors that express your mood, favorite sports team, holiday, or season.
Clear Ceramic Braces
Other discreet but equally effective treatment options exist. As such, we want you to know about ceramic braces. This alternative stems from advancements made by NASA in the 80s and full integration with the field of orthodontics due to a pressing concern for the aesthetics surrounding braces. These ceramic composites allow the pieces to blend with your natural tooth color and avoid unwanted attention from curious onlookers.
Please consult with a qualified orthodontist in our team, as these pieces are not as durable as stainless steel ones. You will still be able to complete your training without any concerns if you follow our directions. Click below and set a complimentary consultation now.
Maintain Good Dental Hygiene
One thing that all patients should keep in mind is that they’ll have to pay close attention to their oral hygiene and reinforce their dental cleaning habits. It’s not enough to brush once a day. You’ll have to brush after every meal with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Likewise, you have to practice proper flossing techniques to maneuver around the brackets and wires. Don’t worry, though; it’s more challenging but far from impossible.
You should still continue to request professional dental cleanings every six months and avoid the dangers of cavities or tooth decay. You might want to invest in a water irrigator or interdental brushes that help remove all unwanted food particles from around your brackets and in between your teeth.
How Long Will I Have to Wear Braces?
We cannot answer this question without examining you first. On average, most patients will have to wear their braces anywhere between 18 to 24 months to complete their treatment, but there are many factors that can increase your treatment duration. We will review your case and provide you with an estimated treatment length based on the complexity of your orthodontic problems, but there’s even a chance some patients lengthen theirs by ignoring their orthodontist’s recommendations and practicing poor oral hygiene.
Feel free to set an appointment with us to learn more about what you can do to complete your treatment as efficiently as possible.