Today, anyone who needs orthodontic treatment has a wide variety of types of braces from which to choose. Traditional metal braces are still one of the best choices, but there are other options, especially if you want your braces to be discreet.
Metal braces are much smaller and lighter than decades past. Therefore, they are less noticeable than they used to be. But if you would rather not have braces that are obvious, other types of braces may be a better choice.
Orthodontic treatment is very popular for several reasons. When your teeth are crooked or there’s something else wrong with your teeth or bite, it can really put a damper on your life. When you look in the mirror, it may be all that you see. And forget about taking pictures. When anyone takes out a camera, all you want to do is hide.
Conversely, when you feel great about your smile and your appearance overall, it can lead to so many benefits. You’ll have a boost in self-confidence and may even find yourself taking on new and exciting opportunities that you wouldn’t have considered before. Thanks to orthodontic treatment, this is entirely possible, even if you have crooked teeth.
Although there are various types of braces, retainers are a very important aspect of basically all forms of orthodontic treatment. They are used after the braces are removed. There are different types of retainers, including fixed retainers and removable retainers.
Fixed retainers consist of thin wires that are permanently connected to the back of your front teeth to keep your teeth from shifting. Removable retainers are clear devices that are shaped to fit your teeth tightly, keeping them in their proper position.
If you are considering braces to improve your smile and overall dental health, you have options from which to choose. During a consultation at Pack Orthodontics, our specialist will examine your teeth and may recommend the right types of braces for you. We have offices in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville. Contact us today to schedule an initial appointment and get started with orthodontic treatment!