Are you thinking of getting braces? And asking yourself questions like “Do I need braces? Should I get braces? Are braces necessary? or even who can check me and do my braces?” You’re not alone! Millions of people learn to love their smile after they get braces, but it’s important to know what to expect. There will be a lot of things to know about braces. And it can be daunting and confusing. So we’ve decided to put together this guide to help you understand the risks and benefits of braces, so you can make the right choice.
The truth is, every set of braces is a little bit different — some can be more comfortable and even better looking than others. Braces are one of the most effective ways to fix your crooked teeth without invasive procedures like surgery.
Here’s what you should know before getting braces: What types of braces are available? There are two main kinds of braces: traditional metal braces and clear aligners. Both work well in most cases, but they have different pros and cons. Here’s what to expect with both types:
Metal braces: These require periodic adjustments by a dentist or orthodontist and may be less comfortable than aligners. But they’re also less expensive, so they’re a good choice if you can’t afford the pricier alternative.
Clear aligners: They’re more expensive than metal braces, but they use a series of custom-made mouthpieces that snap onto your teeth to gradually realign them. They’re nearly invisible! It’s important to follow the instructions of your Orthodontist. He or she will tell you how long to wear your aligners, and will also advise you on the best care for your trays.
Having braces is an important decision, but at Angelton Family Dental and Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to making sure your smile is just as important. We never want you to feel rushed or pressured into treatment. That’s why our dentists and staff work hard to make your first visit comfortable and fun so that you can meet the rest of our team. Learn about the options available so we can get started on a treatment plan customized for you. Call us at (979) 308-4450 to book your appointment now.