Braces in Marion
Whether you’ve decided to get braces or it’s time for your son or daughter to have them, you can count on the dentists at Bruner Dental Center to provide the most appropriate and convenient treatment. Most dentists must refer their patients out to an orthodontist for braces. Not so at Bruner Dental Center. Here, you’ll be able to find all the dental services you need for healthy and bright teeth, as well as the orthodontic treatment necessary for a straight smile.
Before you receive braces, you and your dentist in Marion will need to decide what kind of braces are best for your orthodontic needs as well as your budget. We’ll carefully examine your teeth and your bite in order to make the appropriate recommendation. Whether traditional braces or Invisalign are right for you, the smile you end up with will be well aligned and beautifully straight.
Traditional Braces in Marion
Traditional braces with metal brackets and wires are the most familiar type. However, today’s metal braces are far more comfortable and less obtrusive than the ones your parents and grandparents may have worn. Metal brackets that are made of stainless steel are cemented to the front side of your teeth. Most of the time, we treat both the upper and lower arches of teeth, so brackets are attached to both. Then, a thin archwire is clipped into the brackets. This wire runs along the entire arch and is the key to moving your teeth into proper position. When you visit our office during your orthodontic treatment, this wire will be changed out in order to vary the pressure on your teeth. Archwires are held in place with elastic rings and are anchored with bands around your back teeth.
Like traditional braces, Invisalign is an orthodontic system designed to correct a number of malocclusions. There is one noticeable difference, however, between metal braces and Invisalign. While metal braces are immediately visible, Invisalign are far more discreet. Invisalign uses clear PBA-free acrylic mouth trays that fit snuggly over your teeth. Each pair of Invisalign aligners builds on the progress of the previous. In only 12 to 24 months of continuous wear, you will have a smile that is straight and healthy.
Aside from being hardly noticeable, Invisalign offers another distinct advantage over traditional metal braces—they are removable. Therefore, when you want to have breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, you just remove your aligners and eat whatever you like. Plus, you’ll be able to brush and floss your teeth as usual, too.
If you’re ready to improve your smile, contact Bruner Dental today to schedule an orthodontic consultation.