Patients have plenty of valid reasons for wanting to have straighter teeth. Social studies have shown that people place a very high value on having a straight, white, attractive smile. Common orthodontic issues that need to be addressed include crooked teeth, gaps, crowding and overbite. Here are your orthodontic options for getting straighter teeth from Madison Heights cosmetic dentist Dr. Sarmad Channo.
METAL AND CERAMIC BRACES (FRONT)
Metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment. First, small metal brackets are cemented to the front of each tooth. Then a wire is attached to the brackets that pulls the teeth taut until they reposition themselves. Each month you’ll have to visit the office to have your metal braces adjusted.
Ceramic braces are just like metal braces, except the braces commonly are shaded closer to the actual color of your teeth, so they’re not as noticeable.
In some cases Madison Heights cosmetic dentist Dr. Channo might recommend lingual braces instead of frontal braces for certain cases that only require a mild adjustment. Lingual braces are placed on the back surface of the teeth so that they’re out of view. They can be difficult to adjust to, but some people still prefer them over frontal braces.
Invisalign is one of the most popular and modern options now offered by dentists. It is preferred by patients who have aesthetic concerns (they don’t like the look of metal or ceramic braces) and want a relatively fast solution. The dentist prescribes a series of clear plastic aligners that you wear throughout the treatment. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can take them off at mealtime and when brushing or flossing your teeth.
Call Art Dentistry Center Today!
Thanks to modern dental technology you have a number of viable options for having your teeth straightened for a better looking smile. Contact the office of Madison Heights cosmetic dentist Dr. Sarmad Channo to set up an official consultation to find out which option is best for you. Appointments can be initiated by visiting our website or calling 248-589-9480 to speak to a friendly staff member.
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