Thursday, July 30, 2015

Options for Braces

When it comes to orthodontics, it is nice to have options. With the advanced technology these days, braces are faster, more comfortable, and even less noticeable. For our patients who are interested in straightening their teeth, we here at Bensalem Dentistry of Bensalem, PA offer traditional and clear braces.

Traditional braces these days are made from metal alloys derived from the space program. These metals create the strongest braces there has even been and allow for faster movement of teeth. They are also the smallest braces have even been, which makes them more comfortable.

Clear braces are also an option here at Bensalem Dentistry. The brackets are made of translucent ceramic, so they blend in with your teeth. These are great for patients who do not want braces to be as noticeable. The ceramic brackets are also stain resistant, so with good care, they will not discolor during your treatment.

Both types of braces work by attaching brackets to the front of the teeth and placing a wire in them. The wire applies continuous pressure on the teeth, which gradually moves them into place. You will visit about once per month to make sure the process is going as planned, and the wires will be changed out periodically.

If you are dreaming of a straightened smile, come in for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for braces. To schedule, call Bensalem Dentistry of Bensalem, PA at (215) 638-9952.  For more information, visit our website, www.bensalemdentistry.com

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