Choosing the Right Type of Braces for Your Needs

We recognize that your health and cosmetic needs are unique, so when choosing the right type of braces for you, Dr. Trulove will take several factors into consideration to create your custom treatment plan, including:
  • Tooth and jaw alignment
  • Goals for treatment
  • Aesthetic preferences
When you or your child come in for your initial consultation, you should come prepared to ask plenty of questions and voice any concerns that you may have so that our treatment team can make the most accurate treatment recommendation.

Traditional Braces Deliver Proven Effectiveness

Traditional braces are the most common option. These appliances are made of high-grade stainless steel brackets, which will attach to your teeth. Dr. Trulove will then connect an archwire to each of the brackets, which will apply gentle force on your teeth. Over the course of treatment (usually 18 to 24 months), the pressure will gradually shift your teeth so that you can enjoy a straighter, healthier smile.

Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive than those of past years. Traditional braces may be appropriate if you have moderate to severe misalignment. They can also be a good option if you are on a budget, as they are typically more affordable than other options.

Clear Braces Offer a Dose of Subtlety

Ceramic braces function similarly to traditional metal braces. However, with clear brackets, they are much more discreet, making them the most popular choice for adults. At our practice, we offer self-ligating, clear ceramic braces. These devices do not require rubber ties to secure the wire, which can become stained over time.

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