Which Orthodontic Treatment Works Best for You?
By AT Dental, PC
January 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Would you like to straighten your teeth or correct a bite problem but aren't sure which orthodontic treatment method is right for you? Dr. Tu Nguyen of AT Dental in Lawrenceville, GA, can help you decide which of these orthodontics options is best for your situation.

Metal braces

Metal braces have helped generations of Americans correct orthodontic issues and remain a popular option today. They consist of metal wires threaded through metal brackets attached to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement.

If you choose metal braces, you'll visit your dentist every four to six weeks for adjustments that change the tension of the wires. Metal braces treat mild to severe orthodontic problems.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces use the same wire-and-bracket method as metal braces but are designed to be less noticeable. Brackets are clear, while wires may be clear or tooth-colored. You'll also need periodic adjustments if you opt for ceramic braces.

The braces can be used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems. If you have severe or complicated orthodontic issues, you may need to wear metal braces.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces keep brace hardware out of sight by attaching the wires and brackets to the back sides of your teeth. The braces can be used to treat many types of orthodontic issues, although they may not be recommended for some issues, such as a deep bite. They also require regular adjustment appointments.

Lingual braces are custom-made for your mouth in a laboratory.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners offer a more discreet way to straighten your teeth. The removable aligner trays fit snugly over your teeth and exert constant pressure on them. Your Lawrenceville dentist will give you a series of aligners, each of which will be worn for about two weeks.

Clear aligners treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems. They're an excellent choice if you prefer a more subtle straightening method.

Improve your smile with orthodontics! Call your dentist in Lawrenceville, GA, Dr. Tu Nguyen of AT Dental, at (770) 277-0774 to schedule your appointment.


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