Orthodontics is the art of using appliances to straighten and align teeth. Most commonly it involves the use of braces to move teeth into proper positioning. In this method, brackets are bonded to the teeth, and arch wires are threaded through the brackets. The arch wires act as a track, guiding each tooth to its proper position. There are several types of orthodontic braces available to patients including traditional metal braces, ceramic “tooth colored” braces, and clear plastic braces.
- Ceramic “Tooth Colored” Brackets: Ceramic braces are translucent brackets that blend in with your natural tooth color. They are used with patients who are concerned about the appearance of their smile as they are less metallic looking than traditional braces. Ceramic braces are designed to resist staining and discoloration over long periods of time.
- Metal Braces: Metal Braces are the most economical and traditionally used braces. Metal braces are also ideal for those with more extensive realignment needed.
To learn more about this service or to schedule an appointment, call Logan Dental Care today at 937-292-7828.