Many adults want to look younger by straightening their teeth but having a mouthful of teenager-style metal braces is not exactly what they had in mind. Burlingame Smile Studio serving Northern California can help improve your smile. Are you considering orthodontia to straighten your teeth? There are several varieties of braces on the market today. The current menu of orthodontic treatments requires a whole new glossary.
Lingual Braces and Invisible Braces
These are sometimes described as ‘braces behind the teeth.’ These braces can be just as effective at realigning adult teeth as the traditional ‘metal and wires’ kind but are almost completely hidden. Many adults and adolescents who straighten their teeth choose this type of orthodontia. To determine if you are a good candidate for lingual braces, contact us today. We can help you determine which type of braces system is right for you.
Traditional and Clear Retainers
When the braces have move the teeth into place, the patient may need to use a retainer to keep them there. There are several types of retainers available. The time-tested Hawley retainer consists of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and keeps them from shifting. The metal wire is attached to a molded acrylic form that fits snugly in the upper mouth (palate) or lower mouth.
Clear retainers are newer on the orthodontic scene. They cover the teeth like a see-through glove and do not need metal bows or clasps. Some patients prefer clear retainers over traditional retainers.
You don’t need to live with a mouth full of metal to get the beautiful teeth you are seeking. Let’s create an orthodontic plan for you.
We offer the highest quality orthodontic care in a personal, professional environment. Our services include braces, Invisalign, In-Ovation System Braces, headgear, appliances, and retainers and we serve patients in and around San Mateo County, California area including the communities of Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae, South San Francisco, San Mateo and San Bruno.
To schedule an orthodontic consultation, call Burlingame Smile Studio today.
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