Different Types of Braces
Alignment issues, overcrowded teeth, and under or overbite issues can all be remedied by having Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt install braces on your teeth. Luckily, there are a few different variations available depending on your unique and specific needs.
In a nutshell, most sets of braces or aligners are all based on the same set of principles, where gradual tension adjustments will stretch the periodontal ligaments to move the teeth into a new and healthier position.
The type of braces your orthodontist recommends will be influenced by personal preference and the degree of adjustment needed to achieve your ideal alignment.
Traditional braces use brackets cemented to the face of their teeth which are linked by a wire on the top and bottom of their jaw. They typically employ bands and spacers to further aid in the realignment process.
Ceramic braces are similar to traditional braces, only most of the hardware has been coated in a porcelain-ceramic material shaded to look like natural tooth enamel.
Clear plastic braces, are also ideal in some cases to align your teeth. The clear plastic aligners are custom shaped to their teeth. Every two weeks they switch to another set that is adjusted a little closer to your ideal alignment. These are usually clear making them hard to see by others.
By coming in for a consultation, Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt will be able to determine the best and healthiest course of action for aligning your smile.
If you are interested in learning more about the options available to improve your alignment issues, please call A Winning Smile Orthodontics office in Worthington, OH, at 614-888-8070 to schedule an appointment. We are always happy to help you in any way we can.