Braces are orthodontic devices designed to correct misaligned teeth and bite issues. They come in the form of brackets attached to the teeth and wires that go through these brackets and exert gentle pressure, gradually moving the teeth into their desired positions. Braces apply controlled forces to shift teeth, resulting in a properly aligned bite, enhanced oral health, and a more aesthetically pleasing smile. At Silver Smiles Orthodontics, we offer these devices to individuals of all ages, from children and teenagers to adults, ensuring everyone can achieve a confident and well-aligned smile.
Types of Braces
Traditional Metal Braces
These are the most common and recognizable type, with metal brackets and wires. They are highly effective and can be personalized with colored bands for a fun and unique look.
Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces but use clear or tooth-colored ceramic brackets instead of metal ones. This makes them less noticeable than metal braces. However, they are more fragile and can stain easily if not cared for properly.
Lingual braces are placed on the back side of the teeth instead of the front side. They cannot be seen from the outside and are a good option for patients who don’t want others to know they’re wearing braces. However, they can be more challenging to clean than traditional braces.
Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth. The aligners are removable and can be taken out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. They are also virtually invisible when worn.
Self-ligating braces use clips to hold the archwire in place rather than elastic bands. This eliminates the need for tightening appointments, which can be uncomfortable for patients.
Braces for Kids
Braces for kids are vital to ensuring a lifetime of healthy and confident smiles. These orthodontic interventions, typically beginning during childhood, address misaligned teeth, bite issues, and developmental concerns. Tailored to the unique needs of young patients, our kid-friendly orthodontist in Atlanta, Snellville & Decatur, Ga, offers various brace options, ranging from traditional metal braces to more inconspicuous alternatives like ceramic braces or Invisalign Teen. Early orthodontic care can correct dental problems, prevent complications, and lay the groundwork for a beautiful, well-functioning smile, ensuring children embark on their oral health journey with the best possible start.
Braces for Teens
Braces for teens provide an essential pathway to confident smiles during a pivotal stage of development. Tailored to adolescents' unique needs and concerns, these orthodontic treatments address misaligned teeth and bite issues. While traditional metal braces remain popular due to their reliability and affordability, modern orthodontics offers discreet alternatives such as clear or ceramic braces and innovative options like Invisalign Teen that utilizes clear aligners. Beyond aesthetic enhancements, braces for teens in Atlanta, GA contribute significantly to oral health by ensuring proper alignment, improving bite function, and preventing potential dental issues in adulthood. This transformative journey enhances self-confidence and fosters a foundation for lifelong oral well-being.
Braces for Adults
Orthodontic treatment is not limited to childhood or adolescence; it also offers transformative benefits to adults seeking to align their teeth or correct bite issues. While traditional metal braces remain an option, adults often prefer discreet alternatives such as clear or ceramic braces, and the innovative Invisalign system that employs clear aligners to straighten teeth almost invisibly. Beyond aesthetic improvements, braces for adults play a crucial role in enhancing oral health by aligning teeth, improving bite function, and preventing potential dental problems. This journey is a testament to our enduring commitment to oral well-being and self-confidence, reminding us that it's never too late to achieve our desired smile.
If you are considering braces, contact the Silver Smiles Orthodontics office near you at 931 Monroe Dr. NE Suite C-201, Atlanta, GA 30308; or at 2371 Henry Clower Blvd. Suite A, Snellville, GA 30078; or 1789 Clairmont Rd., Decatur, GA 30033. Or you can call (770) 972-6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to determine which braces are right for you.