Traditional Braces

Braces can correct crooked and crowded teeth, a misaligned bite, and jaw problems. Braces also eliminate problems you may have with eating, speaking properly, or with keeping your teeth clean. With advancements in dental technology, traditional braces are now sleeker, smaller, and more comfortable. Traditional braces consist of standard metal brackets that are placed on your teeth with an adhesive and connected by wire. They require periodic tightening so steady pressure can gradually straighten your teeth and align your jaw. While metal braces brackets are still the most common, there are various other treatment options available.

Clear Braces

SmileVille offers several clear braces options that are less noticeable than traditional metal braces but will still straighten your teeth. Clear braces differ from metal braces because of the material they are made with.

Ceramic braces: Ceramic braces are made of composite materials. They come in varying levels of transparency so you can have ceramic braces that mimic the color of your natural teeth.

Lingual braces: Lingual braces are metal braces, so although they’re not invisible, they attach to the back of your teeth versus the front and are much less noticeable. If you’re interested in lingual braces, please contact SmileVille dental clinic before requesting a consultation to assure they provide this treatment option.

Invisalign: Invisible braces, more commonly referred to as Invisalign clear aligners, are a set of clear, removable trays that are custom fitted to your teeth. You wear them for 20-22 hours a day and change your set as your teeth shift. Your orthodontist will evaluate your specific case to see if Invisalign is right for you. Some, but not all, bite discrepancies can be treated with Invisalign. Learn more about Invisalign clear aligners. Your SmileVille orthodontist will discuss whether traditional braces or clear braces work best for you. Though clear braces are more aesthetically pleasing than metal braces, clear braces material is a bit more fragile. Because of this, your orthodontist may make more gradual adjustments and you may need to wear them longer. Clear braces require meticulous oral hygiene to remove any stains that may accumulate from coffee, tea, dark wines, or smoking. They can also cost a bit more than traditional metal braces.

Braces for adults?!

Braces aren’t just for kids! With a SmileVille orthodontist working closely with your general dentist, you can get your smile straightened out no matter your age.

How long does a person wear braces?

How long you need to wear braces depends on your individual case, but most people wear braces from one to three years. After that, you’ll wear a retainer to make sure your teeth are held in the positions to which they’ve moved.

How to care for braces?

Throughout the course of wearing braces, you’ll need to take care of them. That means eating well and avoiding foods that are hard, crunchy and sugary. Eating too many sugary foods with braces can lead to plaque build-up around your brackets, and that could permanently stain or damage your teeth.

Emergency care for braces

When a wire, bracket, or band gets loose or comes off, most of the time it’s not an orthodontic emergency. Though it may be uncomfortable, it can most likely be taken care of with a follow up visit to your SmileVille orthodontist.

Benefits of braces

Strength and durability: Compared to other materials available in orthodontic treatments, metal braces are the most durable. They won’t break easily, which means your treatment will stay on track. While clear and ceramic braces work similarly, they are more fragile and the brackets can break more easily. Clear braces are also bulkier than metal braces, which makes them harder to use in certain situations.

Affordability: Metal braces are the most affordable orthodontic treatment option, so you don’t have to worry about expensive treatment to get a beautiful, healthy smile.

Versatility: Not every orthodontic treatment option will be ideal for every patient. Some options simply don’t have the capabilities to handle the most severe malocclusions. But metal braces can efficiently tackle even the most complicated orthodontic issue.

Personalization: You can show off your personality by opting for elastics in your favorite colors, or support your favorite sports team, or celebrate an upcoming holiday with the color of your elastics.

Do you want to have the smile of your dreams?