Braces! The What, the How and the Unknown
If you’ve just been told you or your child may need braces, it may seem a little daunting! Braces have come a long way over the years, though, and there’s no need to worry. Technological advancements in dentistry mean you can have the straightened teeth you need easily and without discomfort.
The most important thing is to become informed about your options and learn everything you need to know about braces.
What Type of Braces Are Available?
Invisalign and self-ligating braces are two of the most popular forms of braces available these days. Each type is effective but Invisalign does offer advantages in terms of discretion and comfort.
How Do Modern Braces Work?
Invisalign and self-ligating braces are very different from one another but the end result may be the same. The straightening process varies from one type of braces to another and it’s important to find a process that will suit your needs and budget.
- Invisalign – Invisalign’s aligners are practically invisible and custom-made to fit your teeth and adjust them over time. They are a clear plastic that fits over your teeth and can be removed during meal times. Aligner adjustments are completed at your dentist to ensure your teeth are straightening as they should be. With Invisalign, you can have straightened teeth without having to suffer through unsightly braces.
- Self-Ligating braces – Self-ligating braces are similar to conventional braces but without the need for elastics or clips over the wires, which make the braces look clunky and more obvious. Self-ligating braces use a sliding method and work far quicker and more comfortably than conventional braces can.
What Are the Cost of Braces?
The cost of braces can vary depending on the length of time you need to wear them and the type of braces involved. Talk to your local dentist to find a payment option and braces that will suit your budget.
How Can You Find the Best Dentist for Your Braces?
At Titirangi Dental, we deliver excellent options for your braces and will do so in a way that puts your mind at ease. Our attentive and educated team are here to make sure you are receiving the best care possible for your teeth. For all your braces needs, contact Titirangi Dental in West Auckland and make your appointment today.