Losing weight, exercising, healthy diet, and reducing stress are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions that target health and well-being. While they are important, have you ever thought about improving your smile? While many patients undergo orthodontic treatment for cosmetic reasons, braces also correct tooth alignment, spacing, and your occlusion or bite for improved dental health and oral hygiene.
Orthodontic patients of all ages are often wary of treatment because of the traditional metal braces. With today’s new state of the art technology in orthodontics, you really have nothing to fear with many types of braces available that are not as noticeable. No matter what your age, at Richard E. Boyd Orthodontics, our goal is to recommend a number of effective orthodontic options to meet your individual needs.
• Clear braces – the brackets are made of tooth-colored enamel or plastic that is less noticeable.
• Invisalign – The “Braceless Alternative” for straight teeth for teens and adults consists of a series of removable aligners that slowly move the teeth into the proper position.
• Invisible braces –Brackets and wires are placed on the back of teeth instead of the front so they are invisible. Called lingual braces, they are becoming increasingly popular among adults who want to maintain a professional appearance while undergoing treatment.
If you or your child is interested in making 2014 the year of a great smile, reach out and contact our office for a free Smile Evaluation. We look forward to helping you create the smile of a lifetime!