Each person has their unique preferences, and this is common, it can usually be observed by how they choose foods, clothes, or accessories. In dentistry, some people want to undergo orthodontic treatments to beautify their teeth, to straighten their bites, or to preserve their overall health.
Several treatments can achieve this feats and patients can even choose the type that is best suited for them. Tribeca North Dentistry with its team of dental professional offers several kinds of Orthodontic treatments for patients to achieve a naturally beautiful smile.
Orthodontics Offered at Tribeca North Dentistry
A Metal brace is a traditional type of treatment used to correct teeth abnormalities that are made of titanium or stainless steel. It is made up of three parts: Brackets, Archwires, and Rubber bands. Each surface of the tooth has a bracket attached with a special glue that holds it in place, archwires then connects each bracket and applies pressure which guides it in its proper position, lastly, rubber bands (Ligature elastic) holds the archwires to the brackets.
The dentist can change it every appointment, and it comes in a variety of colors to choose from. For it to effectively move the teeth on its proper position, every appointment the dentist would tighten the archwires to guide the teeth properly.
Ceramic braces are another type of treatment to align the teeth, Instead of using colorful or noticeable brackets and wires it uses clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires. It provides a more aesthetically pleasing appearance that is ideal for teenagers and adults for them to have a hardly noticeable form of treatment in fixing teeth irregularities.
It is made of clear thermoplastic materials that are custom-made for each patient following the impression is taken of the teeth as the model. Invisalign, a specific brand of the clear aligner is removable during eating and cleaning making patients enjoy foods without restrictions compared to traditional braces. These aligners should be worn every day for 20 to 22 hours, and it can be replaced by patients themselves every two weeks following the correct sequence provided by the dentist.
Incognito is a specific brand of Lingual braces that are custom-made for each patient and is attached at the back of the patient teeth by the palate and the tongue. It straightens the teeth discreetly by being hidden behind the tooth but acts like traditional braces. Other people would have a hard time spotting Incognito braces unless the patient tells them that they are wearing one.
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These types of braces work the same way as traditional braces with the difference of no rubber bands are used. It is also referred to as Self-ligating braces that lessen the dental visits needed for adjustments and also lessens discomfort that is felt by a patient after every appointment. Instead of rubber bands, it uses clips that allows the freedom of the tooth movement, decreases pressures and friction for a more comfortable treatment.
Orthodontic treatments are ideal for anyone who wants to beautify their smiles by straightening their teeth and fixing bite abnormalities for a more pleasing smile. With the multiple options available, patients can choose what type is most suitable that cannot get in the way of their daily activities.
The road to a straighter, healthier mouth begins with dental appointments. If you’re looking for Orthodontics in Tribeca, NY, contact us at Tribeca North Dentistry and schedule an appointment. We’ll make sure to answer any other questions you might have and assist you with any of your dental concerns.