Orthodontics for Kids

orthodontics for kids

Seeing an orthodontist around the age of seven or eight years old can help to give a child more options

As we develop and our adult teeth begin to come in, reversal of certain orthodontic conditions can become more difficult. Identifying issues early on in the stages of life can help to increase the number of treatment options that are available and also allow kids to take advantage of nonsurgical options. Many adults did seek orthodontic care will require the surgical options because their teeth, bones and jawline have all set in place. With orthodontics for kids, there are more non invasive options that can help children to get the perfect smile.

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Orthodontics for Adults

Orthodontics for Adults

It is an exciting time for adults in the field of orthodontics. Today there are more treatment options than ever before for adults who are looking to straighten their teeth discreetly and quickly. For many adults who are extremely hesitant to get braces or any other form of orthodontic appliance, treatment options such as Invisalign as well as short-term braces like the six month smile program are extremely beneficial.

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Understanding the Parts of Braces

the parts of braces

Understanding the parts that are involved in your braces is very important to making sure that you can follow an orthodontist’s instructions. It may take some time to learn the various parts that make up your braces but small adjustments, as well as concerns that might come up over the course of your treatment, need to be identified and completed properly. By being able to properly name these parts you can describe any problems that might happen over your treatment and also make small adjustments to avoid future orthodontist visits, or impeding your progress.

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What is Orthodontics?

What is Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a special branch of dentistry that involves extra training on the part of the dentist. Dentists will generally study for an extra few years to receive their orthodontist specialization. Orthodontists can also specialize in different types of oral surgery as well as receive new training on treatment techniques after they become qualified orthodontists.

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Types of Braces

If you need to receive braces you may be pleased to know that in this day and age you have many options to pick from. Many people think of traditional metal braces when they think of braces and this can be very off putting.

The truth is there are many options available today that are cosmetically invisible and can also work to shorten the length of your treatment. Here are some of the different types of braces available today:

Traditional Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most commonly used type of braces and the type of braces that many people think of when they consider orthodontics. Brackets are glued directly onto each tooth and metal wires are used to gradually move teeth into position. Metal braces are customizable and you can change the colors to your own preference, but they are highly noticeable.

Kid showing off his braces - Types of Braces

Ceramic Braces

With ceramic braces only the wires are really visible and they work roughly the same way as metal braces. Ceramic braces come at a slight disadvantage as they aren’t quite as strong as metal braces. However, for those who want discrete braces ceramic braces offer an affordable choice.

Lingual Braces

These types of braces are attached behind the teeth so they aren’t visible at all when you smile. Lingual braces are also a little more expensive than traditional style braces as they require a very skilled orthodontist but they complete the same results.


These invisible braces comes in the form of removable alignment trays. These trays can be inserted and removed and work by apply pressure to move the teeth, in similar way as traditional braces do. Many patients enjoy the fact that they can easily remove these clear braces and hardly anyone will notice that you’re wearing them at all. Patients don’t have to worry about what they eat and can also smile with confidence.

Damon Braces

Damon braces are a bit different than traditional braces because they do not require rubber bands. These are a more comfortable form of braces because the brackets allow the wires to slide and move for flexibility. The materials used were to align teeth without having to use any special elastic’s. For simplicity these braces are much easier than traditional metal braces and more comfortable.

Smart Bracket Braces

These braces are created using computer technology and robotic precision. As a result smart bracket braces, can provide detailed simulations and measurement information for the length of treatment. This leads to less orthodontic visits and also a much more efficient treatment process.

To discover the best type of braces to get the best results for your orthodontic treatment and budget, schedule a consultation with a specialist in orthodontics near you today.

Types of Braces

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