Misaligned Teeth, Get Braces From An Orthodontist!
When you go to the orthodontist and find that you’ve got misaligned teeth, the next step, and the obvious one, is to fix your misalignment and restore your teeth to the glory they (and you) deserve. We’re a country and a culture that, in general, puts a lot of importance on the smile, and one of the big aspects of the smile is the way the teeth look, how straight they are, how well maintained they are, basically everything about the teeth. It’s only natural, then, that we spend so much time and money to fix them, and the smile, to be the best it possibly can be.
It’s also, at least in part, an explanation for how many people have had some sort of realignment treatment over their lives. That number, today, has reached one in three, according to recent studies. That means that one out of every three people has had braces or something similar in order to realign their teeth over the course of their life, and that’s an impressive number, as well as an encouraging one. It means that we have the means, and they’re readily available to a large swath of the country, to realign teeth once they’ve gotten out of whack. For more infor look here:
There are three common treatment methods that your local orthodontist is likely to use when you visit, and here they are, listed for your convenience, to give you an idea of what you face.
1. Orthodontic Headgear
If we imagined the three treatments as a family, this would be the crotchety old grandfather who can’t remember the last time anyone genuinely listened to what he had to say (I know, that’s sad, but it’s also fitting, as you’ll see in a moment). By and large, it’s an outdated technology, and time has passed it well by, as has orthodontists, for the most part.
Today, the only people you’re going to see with orthodontic headgear are ones who not only have a problem with alignment but with the teeth canting inward or outward. Thanks to the way that it creates pull and push, orthodontic headgear might be the best way to fix these problems, but, again, these problems are few and far between. For the most part, you’re not going to be seeing orthodontic headgear, but rather, you’ll see…
2. Standard Metal Braces
This is the most common treatment and is basically the top dog of the market. Standard metal braces handily overtook their more venerated predecessor, orthodontic headgear, and claimed the market for itself, leaving only a slice of the action for the predecessor.
It’s a simple idea and one that is far more discreet than orthodontic headgear. Braces are, basically, a series of metal brackets, mounted to the teeth with the use of a dental adhesive, Over the top of these brackets is run a long metal wire, which is wrapped around the brackets in order to help provide and direct the force that will realign the teeth. This is simple to install, simple to adjust, and most of all, it’s something that can be done anywhere in the world, from the most high-tech office in the United States to a tent in the middle of a desert. You can find braces in almost every country in the world, fixing the teeth and helping the people.
3. Invisalign Invisible Braces
This is the newest, most modern method of treating misaligned teeth, and is the trend that has been obvious in orthodontic appliances since their inception, a slow movement from conspicuous to discreet. Invisalign, as the name would lead you to suspect, is invisible, something that cannot be seen when it is in the mouth, and that’s part of its design. The aligners are made of a hard and clear plastic, allowing the natural color of the teeth to shine through them so that the teeth look natural, not ‘too white’ or like something too white has been placed on them. Invisalign is a great choice for hidden braces for teens or adults, because not only is it clear and hard to see, but it’s also form-fitted, guaranteeing increased comfort and, most importantly, that they won’t be rubbing against the gum line causing sores or lesions or forcing you to taste your own blood because of such things.
So, if you’re looking for a way to realign your teeth and perfect your smile, ask your local orthodontist what they have to recommend for you. You’ll be glad you did when you’ve got teeth you can show to the world with pride.