Are you an adult with misaligned teeth in Shavano Park? Do you regret not having orthodontic treatment when you were a teenager? It’s not too late to straighten those teeth – and there are more types of braces available than ever before. Perhaps you are not familiar with the latest types of braces. Here is a quick rundown of the most common types used in cosmetic dental practices.
Types of Braces and Orthodontic Treatments
If you don’t want the whole world to know you are wearing braces, ‘behind the teeth’ or lingual braces may be a good option. So-called ‘invisible braces’ work great for many San Antonio men and women of all ages. Some types of braces are offered in ceramic, which are also less visible than metal braces. These are often called ‘clear braces.’ Invisalign, Damon, and iBraces, are some of the trade names of proprietary orthodontic systems used in the Texas dental community.
Once the orthodontia patient has completed treatment, he or she needs to wear a retainer to keep those pretty teeth in line. The traditional Hawley retainer consists of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and holds them in place. The metal wire is attached to a molded acrylic form that fits snugly in either the upper or lower part of the mouth. Clear retainers are also popular with orthodontists and their patients. They fit the teeth like a transparent glove without the need for hardware. Some Shavano Park patients believe clear retainers are more comfortable than other types.
Schedule an Appointment
If you want to fix misaligned teeth in Shavano Park, come into William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry and discuss your goals with William Stewart, DDS. Our team of dental professionals will examine your teeth and recommend the most effective system to help you with your misaligned teeth in Shavano Park. William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a full-service general, family, and cosmetic dental practice. We have been exceeding expectations since 1981. Ask us about sedation dentistry, dental crowns, and clear braces.