Lynchburg VA Braces
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient and effective orthodontic tools in use. First, we attach the metal or ceramic brackets to your teeth. Then we connect the brackets with wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctors these parts work together to apply gentle pressure, gradually moving the teeth where we want them to go. Lynchburg VA braces are a superb choice for fixing many tooth issues, both simple and complex.
You may think of metal braces as bulky and uncomfortable, but they’ve come a long way.
Sleeker brackets and lighter wires improve the appearance and feel of these braces. This means you will have less irritation in your mouth.
Traditional metal braces also come with a fun new twist without any extra cost - you can customize them with pops of color. The elastics that fit around your brackets come in a wide variety of colors that let you showcase your personality whenever you want.
Braces are great at fixing complex tooth issues. They can work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other treatments might. This can potentially shorten your treatment time.
Metal braces are a cost-effective option because they don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments do.
The strength, durability, and affordability of traditional metal braces keep them the top treatment for orthodontic patients, year after year.
The average treatment time for traditional braces is different for everyone, but the average treatment time is 18-22 months.
With metal braces, you can see signs of improvement in just a short period of time, and that gives you confidence during the treatment process.
Ceramic braces are also referred to as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or esthetic braces. They work the same way metal braces do but are designed to be less noticeable. They're smaller than ever and made of transparent tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.
These ceramic options will blend in well with your natural smile. Though they're not entirely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape, they’re much less noticeable than metal braces.
Not as Obvious as Metal Braces
Ceramic brackets are a less obvious way to straighten your smile when paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties. This option is especially attractive if you are an aesthetic-minded adult or teen.
Ceramic braces are perfect if you want an aesthetic treatment option but don't want the extra hassle of removable aligners and the responsibility of wear time with clear aligner systems like Invisalign®.
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