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Types of Braces in Dallas, TX

When you look at your teeth in the mirror, you don’t like what you see. There’s no doubt that you need braces to adjust your teeth and give you a beautiful smile. As much as you want to see results, you’re not too happy about the idea of having a mouth full of metal.

Before you throw in the towel, find out about all of the types of braces that are available now. You have choices. Most importantly, orthodontic treatment will help you to have healthier teeth and get you the results that you want to see when you flash your pearly whites.

Plenty of Options in Braces

Gone are the days when you could only choose metal brackets and wires for orthodontic treatment. While traditional braces are still commonly used, you can choose self-ligating brackets that work without rubber bands and shorten your treatment time. Ceramic brackets are another possibility.

You can choose clear brackets that are much more discreet. Lingual braces are also available so that people won’t know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Each option has its advantages. During your consultation at one of our offices, you and our orthodontist can choose the best path for your smile.

Consider Clear Aligners

Invisalign® offers you another option that works like braces, but involves clear aligners. These aligners are made from medical-grade plastic. They are clear, durable and slide in over your teeth. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology and 3D imaging, precise aligners are created to match your mouth. They are changed on a biweekly basis to accommodate shifts in the position of your teeth.

Over time, your teeth will be moved to the proper position. The aligners offer you more flexibility because they can be removed when you are playing a contact sport or you have a special occasion. You can also take them out when you are cleaning your teeth to promote better hygiene in your mouth.

Think of the Finish Line

As you debate about the types of braces, remember your end goal. You’ll have a beautiful smile with teeth that are properly aligned. You’ll be able to keep your teeth clean without as much work. You’ll also be able to reduce the risk of developing problems like sleep apnea or TMJ disorders that are connected to the position of your teeth. Braces can give you a boost in self-esteem, giving you confidence at work and social gatherings.

Ask About the Types of Braces Today

Make an appointment with our orthodontist at Ragan Orthodontics to find out more about our types of braces. Discuss the length of treatment time and how many visits you should expect as you take the path toward orthodontic treatment. It’s time to give yourself a reason to smile.

Braces mean you will have to wait a while to see the final outcome, but all good things come to those who wait. Your smile is one of them. Contact us today to schedule your appointment at one of our three Dallas-area locations.