Braces are orthodontic devices used to correct misalignments and irregularities in the alignment of teeth and jaws. Comprising brackets attached to each tooth and connected by wires, braces apply gradual pressure to reposition teeth over time. This process helps address overcrowding, gaps, and bite irregularities, resulting in a straighter, more aligned smile. At Del Mar Family Dental Care & Orthodontics, the braces can be made from metal, ceramic, or clear materials, offering a versatile solution for individuals seeking orthodontic treatment to enhance dental aesthetics and overall oral function.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment. They are made of high-grade stainless steel and are very durable. These braces consist of brackets on each tooth with a wire connecting them. This wire is tightened over time to move the teeth into the proper position gradually.
Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces. Still, they are made of tooth-colored ceramic brackets and wires by our dentist in Aurora, CO. These braces are less noticeable than metal braces, making them a popular choice for adults and older teens.
Lingual braces are similar to traditional metal braces, but they’re attached to the back of the teeth instead of the outside. They’re a good option for patients who don’t want others to notice their braces.
Clear aligners like Invisalign are made of clear plastic and are custom-made to fit over your teeth. They are removable, so you can take them to eat and clean your teeth. You must wear them for at least 22 hours daily to be effective.
Self-ligating braces use brackets that do not require elastic bands or metal ties. Instead, they employ a sliding mechanism to adjust the archwire, potentially reducing friction and discomfort. This design can lead to faster treatment times and may require fewer adjustments.
Braces enhance the smile's aesthetic appearance and improve oral health by addressing issues such as overcrowding, spacing, and bite irregularities. To learn more about braces, visit Del Mar Family Dental Care & Orthodontics at 797 Peoria St. Unit A, Aurora, CO 80011, or call (303) 577-0062.
797 Peoria St. Unit A, Aurora, CO 80011
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