Teeth Straightening: What Options Are Available?

Teeth straightening is a common dental procedure for people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. While it can be a personal choice for cosmetic reasons, teeth straightening helps ensure the proper function of your teeth, making it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. Whether you’re looking for adult or pediatric orthodontic services, keep reading to find out what braces options are available to you.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditionally, metal braces have been the most common form of braces and are the least expensive option for dental alignment. Metal braces work by attaching metal brackets to the teeth while a wire is threaded through to move the teeth into position; small elastic bands hold the wire in place. If you want to add a touch of style to your braces, you can choose from an array of elastic colors.There are different types of metal braces available, including  Fastbraces®, for which Dr. Cam-Tu is a Senior Master provider. 

Clear Braces 

While metal braces are the tried and true option for straightening teeth, they are noticeable. Clear braces are an alternative that are more aesthetically pleasing for some than traditional metal braces. Clear bracket braces work the same way metal braces do, but they are made from clear or tooth-colored ceramic materials which makes them less obvious than metal; but not quite as imperceptibly as invisible braces.

Invisible Braces 

With invisible braces, like Invisalign®, dentists use removable, clear aligners to straighten teeth. Your dentist will take a scan of your teeth to create your custom Invisalign treatment. Aligners are swapped out during a weekly visit to your family dentist, and progress is monitored to determine your responsiveness to treatment. Popular among children and adults, invisible braces are comfortable and versatile and are equipped to treat a wide range of teeth-straightening conditions, including crossbites, crowding, open bites, gapped teeth, overbites and underbites. Would you like to see what Invisalign® can do for you? 

Perfect Your Smile with Radiance Dental

Are you looking for a family dentist in the Twin Cities? At Radiance Dental, we create healthy, RADIANT, smiles for the entire family. We provide general, pediatric, orthodontics and cosmetic dental services. We are committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle and state-of the-art dental care.  If you are interested in teeth straightening procedures like Invisalign® or Fastbraces® , schedule an appointment with Radiance Dental today.