Orthodontics: Dental Braces in Houston, TX
Few people are fortunate enough to be born with perfect teeth, but orthodontic treatment can create beautiful smiles for you or your child. We, at Greater Houston Dental Arts, are proud to offer different types of braces, which all work by applying continuous pressure over time to gradually move your teeth to the desired position. Dr. Younus will work with you to determine the type of braces that are right for you.
Traditional braces, also known as metal braces, come with metal brackets that are applied to the teeth, and wires that are threaded through these brackets to apply pressure on the teeth, gradually shifting them to the correct position. The wires are connected to the brackets using tiny rubber bands, which come in different colors that kids love to choose from. Traditional braces are the most affordable type of braces. However, they are the most noticeable ones.
Ceramic braces are similar to the traditional ones, also utilizing brackets and wires to shift teeth. The main difference is that the brackets are made from tooth-colored or transparent ceramic material. Ceramic braces are less visible to others, making them a popular choice for adults. However, the brackets can easily stain if not properly cleaned.
Lingual braces are essentially the same as traditional metal braces. The main difference is that the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of the teeth, making them virtually invisible. Lingual braces may be challenging to clean and may not be appropriate for severe orthodontic conditions that need extensive treatment. They may also be more uncomfortable at first. Moreover, regular adjustments may be more difficult and may take longer than with traditional braces.
Orthodontics in Houston, TX
Visit Greater Houston Dental Arts to learn more about braces and how they can enhance your smile. Dr. Younus and her team will discuss your options and will help you determine the right orthodontic treatment for you. Isn’t it time you loved your smile? Call us and schedule your appointment today.