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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:

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Do I Need Braces? The Quiz

Do I Need Braces? Take The Quiz

If you’ve been wondering, “Do I need braces?” then we may be able to help you. Sometimes, going to the dentist isn’t enough and you’ll need the services of an orthodontist. Although an orthodontist has completed the same schooling and licensing protocols that are required for a general dentist, an orthodontist has additional years of training in the treatment of structural issues and the realignment of your teeth, which can include braces.

Usually, your dentist will refer you to an orthodontist, but if you think you need to see an orthodontist for braces or for any other structural issue, the following questions may help you to decide.

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If You Don’t Want Traditional Metal Braces, What Are The Other Options?

Even though you might dream of having straight teeth and a beautiful smile, you might not like the idea of traditional metal braces. Sure, you might know that they’ll do the trick in straightening out your smile, but you could be worried about your appearance in the meantime. After all, metal braces can really stand out, and many people don’t like the prospect of wearing them because they feel that they are too old for braces or because they have a public job. Read more