Braces technology has come a long way in recent years. If you had braces as a kid, you might be surprised to learn about the effective, comfortable braces options available for your child or teen. You might also be excited about the possibilities toward a healthy, beautiful future for your child’s smile. We specialize in braces at Bluffton Orthodontics. We’ll help you understand everything there is to know about braces and help alleviate any apprehension you or your child may have about them.
Braces can correct various problems resulting from crooked or misaligned teeth, including:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Speech impediments
Dr. Bob Garrison will evaluate your child’s dental needs and form a comprehensive plan for their teeth. We understand that each orthodontic case is as individual as each patient. We will recommend the best option for your situation and your budget. There are several different braces options available to cover different treatment types.
What are the Different Types of Braces?
Silver Metal Braces
Metal braces are a great option and may not be as traditional as you think. They’re better these days than those you may have had when you were a kid, benefiting from the comfort and aesthetic improvements, such as being smaller, sleeker, and more polished. You can also customize and alternate colors with your rubber bands.
They’re made of high-grade stainless steel and exert a gentle pressure over your child’s teeth, guiding them into the proper positions.
They’re easy to clean. Braces may not be as easy to clean as your natural teeth without braces, but with just a little bit of the proper home care, you can keep your teeth clean and your braces in great shape.
Dr. Garrison will adjust them for you periodically. You may experience some soreness after the adjustment, and you may notice slight irritation to your gums with the braces. However, you can maximize comfort by using wax on the braces.
Ceramic braces help ensure that your braces won’t be the most noticeable thing about your smile. They are as effective as metal braces and work much the same way. They’re great for patients concerned about their appearance while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Constructed of semi-translucent ceramic or porcelain and colored similarly to your teeth, they’re discrete and subtle. They also do not stain.
We offer a stylish, refined appearance to your smile with gold braces. Gold braces include a comfortable, smooth design in dazzling color. They’re made of strong stainless steel and gold plates that remain the same stunning color. Gold braces can help you make a statement as unique as you are.
Contact the Braces Specialists in Bluffton
We’d look forward to meeting you and working on that smile. We hope you’ll call to set an appointment soon. You’ll meet Dr. Garrison and his friendly staff, specializing in quality orthodontic care. Call today!