At Smile 4 Less Orthodontics, braces are the most popular orthodontic appliances we use to correct a wide range of dental misalignment issues and types of malocclusions. These devices consist of brackets, wires, and other components that are attached to the teeth and gradually move them into their desired positions.
The primary purpose of braces is to straighten misaligned teeth and improve the overall alignment of the jaw. By applying consistent pressure to the teeth, braces allow them to gradually shift over the course of treatment. This process helps align the teeth, close gaps, correct bite issues, and improve the overall appearance and functionality of the mouth.
Types of Braces
Traditional Metal Braces
Metal braces are made from durable stainless steel. They consist of metal brackets bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth that are connected by metal wires. Elastic bands or ligatures are used to hold the wires in place.
Metal braces are highly durable and effective in treating many orthodontic problems. They allow for precise control of tooth movement and are typically the most affordable option.
Clear braces are a popular alternative to traditional braces. They use tooth-colored brackets instead of metal brackets and are therefore more discreet.
Clear braces gradually move the teeth into alignment using the same system and principles as traditional braces. However, these types of braces are less noticeable and more comfortable to wear.
The Advantages of Braces
Improved Dental Alignment
The primary purpose of braces is to straighten teeth and correct misalignment issues. By applying gentle and controlled pressure, braces gradually move the teeth into their proper positions.
This type of orthodontic treatment can address issues like misaligned teeth, crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, and malocclusions. Improved dental alignment not only enhances the appearance of the smile but also promotes better oral health.
One of the most significant benefits of orthodontic treatment with braces is its positive impact on self-esteem and confidence. Many individuals feel self-conscious about their smiles if they have misaligned teeth. By straightening the teeth, braces can transform the smile's appearance, resulting in improved self-confidence and a more positive self-image.
By aligning the teeth and correcting bite issues, braces can improve the smile's appearance, enhance oral health, and contribute to overall well-being. For the best dental care, visit Smile 4 Less Orthodontics at one of our three locations in El Paso, TX, or call (915) 304-3090.