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WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR BRACES? By Dr. Sezer Olcay

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR BRACES? By Dr. Sezer Olcay

With the myriad of different choices these days getting braces is a lot more fun (and confusing) than it used to be.

The braces of today are also much less noticeable and although metal braces are still the most common, you may be able to get clear braces or others that match the color of your teeth. Believe it or not, there are even braces that go behind your teeth where the only person that knows they are there is you. Braces involve attaching small metal brackets to each tooth with a special type of cement. The brackets are then wired together and the orthodontist makes adjustments every few weeks to slowly force the teeth to in the past. For those that want their braces to be less noticeable, the best choice would be ceramic braces. These involve attaching larger brackets to each tooth and because they are mostly clear and less noticeable, adults generally prefer them. We use coated wires that make the braces barely visible. However, patients that choose ceramic braces must be particularly careful to maintain a regular brushing and flossing routine. Most of the time the braces are placed in front of the teeth. But there are also bracket systems that can be placed on the tongue side of the teeth (thus lingual braces). Some of the brand names are Incognito and Sure Smile. Lingual braces are very expe- sive due to the degree of difficulty for the orthodontist to work with. Minor orthodontic problems can be corrected with Invisalign. They are clear plastic aligners that are worn at least 19 hours a day. P tients receive a new set of aligners every two weeks. The aligners are usually anchored by tiny white “buttons” that your orthodontist will attach to your teeth (and remove at the end of treatment). These buttons are colored to match your teeth and are barely noticeable. Thanks to the amazing technology in the field of orthodontics patients now have more options when it comes to wearing braces. Rest assured that Dr. Olcay and her caring staff will ensure that you make the right decision. change positions. A typical course of treatment with metal braces lasts two years.

What are my options for braces?

Depending on the patient’s aesthetic preferences they can choose between a variety of different types of braces. The most common are stainless steel braces and today’s metal braces are smaller and more comfortable than in the past. For those that want their braces to be less noticeable, the best choice would be ceramic braces. These involve attaching larger brackets to each tooth and because they are mostly clear and less noticeable, adults generally prefer them. We use coated wires that make the braces barely visible. However, patients that choose ceramic braces must be particularly careful to maintain a regular brushing and flossing routine. Most of the time the braces are placed in front of the teeth. But there are also bracket systems that can be placed on the tongue side of the teeth (thus lingual braces). Some of the brand names are Incognito and Sure Smile. Lingual braces are very expensive due to the degree of difficulty for the orthodontist to work with. Minor orthodontic problems can be corrected with Invisalign. They are clear plastic aligners that are worn at least 19 hours a day. Patients receive a new set of aligners every two weeks. The aligners are usually anchored by tiny white “buttons” that your orthodontist will attach to your teeth (and remove at the end of treatment). These buttons are colored to match your teeth and are barely noticeable.

The first step toward achieving a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, please email or call us. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you soon to confirm your appointment.

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