Traditional brackets and wires are what we normally think of when we are talking about braces. Braces are one of many treatment options we offer for helping our patients to get straight teeth, the others being Invisalign and Six Month Smiles.
When are braces indicated?
Compared to Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, braces are used when we need more fine-tuned control over tooth movements, or when there is a very significant spacing or crowding problem.
Are braces just for kids?
No! It’s a common misconception that braces are “only for children” as braces are for adults, too. Sometimes we use braces for adults when we have a complex cosmetic treatment plan, and we elect to try to reposition teeth instead of prepare teeth. Obviously every patient’s treatment needs are different, and we will discuss your treatment options with you so we can find the best solution for your needs.