Our orthodontic services extend far beyond traditional metal braces, though we do still offer them. It’s never been easier, more effective, or more comfortable to have your teeth straightened or to address any variety of problems in terms of teeth alignment. Here at Straight Smiles Orthodontics, we’re your experts when it comes to having healthy, well-positioned teeth.
Metal braces are still very common, and they have benefited from advancements in the field. No longer thick, heavy, and clunky, they are made of lightweight stainless steel, and can be made more stylish with the addition of different colored elastics available from our Stony Brook orthodontist. Or select self-ligating metal braces, which eliminate the elastics and put less pressure on your teeth. They also result in fewer trips because you won’t need as many adjustments. Another type of appliance that is similar to metal braces is ceramic or clear. They are structured much like metal braces, but because the color of the braces matches your teeth so well, it’s much less obvious. They are typically recommended for upper front teeth, though, as they are more brittle than metal, are larger, and require more attentive oral hygiene on your part when you wear them. When it comes to cosmetic advantages, and the utmost in comfort and convenience, clear aligners may be the very best option of all. They are made of clear plastic, virtually undetectable to the eye; and they are removable, too. Eat whatever you want, with no restrictions, during your treatment. And then there are lingual braces, which are placed behind, instead of in front of, your teeth. They are strong and made of metal like traditional braces are, but have the advantage of remaining hidden after our Stony Brook orthodontist places them.
Wearing braces may not qualify as fun, but neither do they have to be considered a nuisance. With the array of wonderful options that our Stony Brook orthodontist has for you, there is every reason to feel confident that one of them is just perfect for suiting your needs and preferences. Call us today and arrange a consultation.