In general, braces are a great, traditional solution for extremely crowded teeth and bite problems. Hawthorn Smiles can help provide a screening and referral to an orthodontic specialist for those deciding if braces are right for them. Straightening your teeth can improve your oral health and even affect your self-confidence. Generally speaking, properly aligned teeth are less prone to problems like:
- TMJ disorder
- Abnormal wear and chipped edges
- Gum disease
If you need braces, there are two major types of orthodontics that you may want to consider.
Traditional — Conventional braces can be made of metal or tooth-coloured ceramic appliances. Traditional designs are most popular with children and teens, while ceramic/white braces are great for adults who may not qualify for removable aligners.
Lingual — Sometimes called “invisible” braces, lingual orthodontics are bonded to the back of your teeth, hiding them from plain view. They work just like conventional orthodontics.