Attaining that perfect smile is now more attainable than it has ever been. With a variety of braces and aligners that offer comfort, cosmetics, and correction, patients have their pick of braces to straighten their teeth and widen that smile.
We spoke with Dr. Cavanaugh & Dr. Nondorf, owners of Cavanaugh & Nondorf Orthodontics, about the different types of braces available and how they educate and empower their patients to choose the right type.
Traditional metal braces have been the standard for years. Usually smaller in size than other types of braces, metal braces can offer a greater amount of comfort. You can also use the colored elastics for a fun change. Metal braces are a good option for those needing heavier straightening or bite correction.
Clear (Ceramic) Braces
These braces are similar to traditional braces in how they correct teeth but are made from ceramic and clear materials to be less visible. Similar to metal braces, the patient can also add elastics to create a one-of-a-kind look. As ceramics offer similar benefits as metal braces, they are a great option for those who are concerned about the look of braces.
Lingual braces are metal braces that are placed behind the teeth. This option offers the function of traditional metal braces but with invisibility for the wearer.
An increasingly popular option for braces is clear aligners. These aligners are a perfect option for many, especially adults and are great for straightening and closing gaps. Acrylic trays are molded to fit your mouth and align your teeth. Added benefits of clear aligners are that they are removable, allowing the wearer to easily clean and floss their teeth. As they are completely clear and barely invisible, those who are concerned about the cosmetic look of braces love this option.
No matter which types of braces you choose, you can be assured that Cavanaugh & Nondorf Orthodontics will work with you to attain your best smile.
“We meet with the patient to see what their main concerns are and what the treatment options are to achieve their goals,” Cavanaugh said.
And sometimes, the patient isn’t even aware of how a certain type of braces can do more than just straighten teeth.
“We take in what their chief concerns are and then we work to get optimal aesthetics with optimal function. Sometimes we’ll find things that will make a huge difference to a patient’s smile that they weren’t aware of. Sometimes we can widen a smile, or help them to have a greater tooth display when they smile. They didn’t even realize that was a possibility,” Nondorf said.
If you’re looking to get your best smile, contact Cavanaugh & Nondorf Orthodontics today. The braces they use are made in America, and with flexible appointment options (they offer Saturday appointments for those busy workers), you can rest assured that you will receive quality service and attention.
You can find more about Cavanaugh & Nondorf at their website cnorthodontics.com