Posted by ARDEN DENTAL CARE on Feb 18 2016, 10:47 AM
At Arden Dental Care, Dr. Talluri can recommend several options for correcting teeth alignment issues, including classic metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign. And, despite what you may think, these options are not only for teens. Adults, too, can benefit from orthodontic treatments and have outstanding results.
Metal braces consist of brackets and wires. They are fixed to the teeth and gradually shift them into their correct positions.
Metal braces are the most commonly used orthodontic appliances as they are the least expensive while still being highly effective. Their downsides include being quite visible and requiring more maintenance than other teeth straightening options.
Ceramic braces are quite similar to regular metal braces, but they blend in with the natural color of the teeth. This makes them less visible.
Ceramic braces are just as effective as metal braces and work in the same way, moving the teeth into their correct positions gradually. On the other hand, they are far less obvious and, therefore, a more appealing option for certain patients. Their downside is that they are often costlier than conventional braces and may discolor if not properly cared for.
Lingual braces are also made of metal and fixed to the teeth, only on the inside. This makes them far less likely to be noticed.
On the other hand, lingual braces may take longer to show results, are considered uncomfortable by some patients due to their direct contact with the tongue, and can be more challenging to clean.
Invisalign does not use brackets or wires but a set of custom-made transparent plastic aligners to shift the teeth into position. These aligners are easy to remove and changed every two weeks throughout the treatment to provide the most efficient results.
Invisalign aligners are preferred by many patients as they are almost unnoticeable and also convenient since they can be removed when eating and brushing. They are, however, costlier than other options.
At Arden Dental Care, Dr. Talluri offers expert teeth straightening procedures and treatments that will transform your smile no matter your age. For more details or to request an appointment, call us at (916) 481-2001 or book a consultation on our website. You can also visit us at 1832 Avondale Ave Ste 1, Sacramento, CA 95825.
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