Are you one of the millions of people in need of braces who are unhappy, self-conscious or even embarrassed by your smile? Many people spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk. They feel stuck because they do not want to wear metal braces for years or they are concerned that other corrective teeth straightening procedures could be too invasive or too expensive.
Now, there are effective, safe and affordable cosmetic braces in Michigan City that fit your lifestyle.
As a general term, cosmetic braces refer to orthodontics treatments that don’t include the look of traditional metal braces. Designed with image conscious older teens and professionals in mind, many cosmetic braces in Michigan City feature clear or tooth-colored appliances and require shorter overall treatment times.
They are one of several options to the traditional ‘train track’ braces. A cosmetic brace is often included as part of an overall treatment plan that includes porcelain veneers and crowns and inlays and onlays.
These are often referred to as fast-acting braces because they speed up the period of time in which the teeth are moved into the desired position. These cosmetic braces in Michigan City are light and comfortable to wear. They are designed to be as inconspicuous as possible and to add a boost to your self-confidence.
Two of the most common types of cosmetic braces are:
Tooth-Colored Brackets: The use of tooth-colored ceramic brackets – as opposed to metal ones – to minimize the look of bracket-and-wire braces has been around since the 1980s. Ceramic bracket braces are more discreet than metal braces and are practically invisible to the naked eye and in photos. Even better, because they use conventional orthodontic treatment to move the teeth, ceramic braces can address complex bite and alignment problems.
Invisalign: Arguably the most well known brand of cosmetic orthodontics is Invisalign, which includes clear, smooth plastic trays that fit snugly over the teeth to move them into alignment. Invisalign may not have the treatment range of ceramic bracket braces (for instance, it may not work for patients with severe jaw abnormalities), but nothing beats Invisalign for discreet, nearly invisible orthodontics.
Attractive Smiles . . . with Benefits
Concerns about the appearance of their smiles may prompt many patients to get cosmetic braces in Michigan City. What they might not expect is improved oral health.
As the teeth gradually move into their ideal position, patients can expect to enjoy:
Healthier teeth: Braces open up tight spaces between teeth that may have been difficult to floss or reach with a toothbrush;
Healthier gums: Better brushing and flossing gets rid of more plaque, meaning that your risk of gingivitis goes down;
Better bite: The way your top and bottom dental arches fit together may not seem very important, but that relationship has a profound impact on the health of your mouth, teeth, jaw and TMJs.
Correcting bite problems will improve the health, functions, and overall look of your smile. If you want to finally get the smile of your dreams, call today to schedule a consultation and let’s discuss your options for cosmetic braces in Michigan City.