Thanks to orthodontics, crooked teeth, bite problems and spacing issues don't have to detract from your smile. No matter what your age, you can benefit from improving your smile with braces. Your Parker, CO, dentist, Dr. Robert DiGiorgio, can help you evaluate the various orthodontic treatment options.
Metal braces are a good choice no matter what type of orthodontic problem you have
Metal braces probably come to mind when you think about orthodontic treatment. The braces improve mild to severe orthodontic issues and offer the best way to correct complicated problems. During your first brace appointment, your dentist attaches metal brackets to your teeth, then threads metal wires through the brackets. Tightening the wires every four to six weeks changes the tension and gradually realigns teeth.
Ceramic braces offer a less noticeable option
Just like metal braces, ceramic braces consist of wires and brackets. In this case, the brackets are tooth-colored and the wires are clear or tooth-colored. Although ceramic braces aren't usually recommended for complicated issues, they're very effective in correcting mild to moderate problems.
Invisalign offers the most discreet straightening option
Invisalign is the newest way to straighten your teeth. The system doesn't require wires and brackets but relies on a series of custom-designed aligner trays that exert constant pressure on the teeth. Because the removable trays are clear, many people may not even be aware that you're improving your smile.
Each aligner tray in the series is worn for about two weeks before it's replaced with the next set in the series. Since you'll remove your trays before you eat, you can enjoy all of your favorite foods during your treatment. Although you won't need adjustments, you will need to visit your Parker dentist periodically for follow-up appointments. Invisalign is recommended for mild to moderate orthodontic issues.
Orthodontics can help you straighten your smile. Call Dr. DiGiorgio's Parker, CO, office at (303) 699-6100 to schedule your appointment.