Are your misaligned teeth cause for you to feel self-conscious? Do you wish your smile was straighter and your bite was better aligned? If so, you could benefit from orthodontic care. However, understanding this procedure and what it entails is crucial in making a decision on whether or not it is right for you. Find out more about straightening your smile with orthodontic care with Dr. Abrahim Caroci at Twelve Corners Pediatric Dentistry in Rochester, NY and serving Pittsford and Brighton, NY.
Can orthodontic care help my smile?
A good candidate for orthodontic care wishes to straighten their smile or correct their bite issues and has realistic expectations for their results. Dentists recommend braces for teens over 12 and adults. In some cases, orthodontic care may begin earlier than 12, but this varies from patient to patient. Someone with braces should have a strong at-home oral care routine to keep teeth decay and gum disease away, ensuring that their treatment moves forward as planned.
Types of Braces
When most people envision braces, they probably see traditional metal braces. This style of orthodontic care involves metal brackets permanently attached to the teeth which hold metal wires in place. While this style is not the least obvious form of orthodontic care, it is effective and often more affordable. However, many orthodontists also offer clear braces, which resemble traditional braces but are made from tooth-colored ceramic instead of metal. These blend in better with your natural smile and are less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Lingual braces attach to the back side of the teeth and are completely hidden from view. Removable clear aligner tray systems can also straighten the teeth. Patients wear the trays one after another and slowly move their teeth into position.
Orthodontic Care in Rochester, Pittsford and Brighton, NY
If you think you could benefit from orthodontic care, a consultation with your dentist can help take this idea and turn it into a reality, determining for certain that this is the best treatment for your teeth. For more information on orthodontic care, please contact Dr. Abrahim Caroci at Twelve Corners Pediatric Dentistry in Rochester, NY and serving Pittsford and Brighton, NY. Call (585) 244-1177 to schedule your appointment for a consultation with Dr. Caroci today!