With Instagram and Facebook being more popular than ever, your appearance is everything. But if you have a mouth full of crooked teeth, you may never really want to smile for the camera. To help you smile larger than you ever have and to help you gain your confidence back, this article will take a closer look at two ways for you to get a straighter smile. Are you interested in learning a little bit more about your options? Read on to learn more.
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces have been popular for quite some time because they are fairly affordable and very effective. By using a combination of wires and brackets, metal braces help to straighten teeth ad correct jaw issues as well. Even though traditional metal braces work really well, they aren't for everyone. For instance, if you are an adult who works in a professional line of business, you may not feel confident having to wear metal braces.
One really popular option that you have to straighten your teeth is clear braces. But what are clear braces? Clear braces are like traditional metal braces, but instead of using silver wires and brackets, they use clear ones. Why is this so beneficial? Because it helps you conceal the look of traditional metal braces. Another reason why this is so beneficial is that you will get all of the perks of traditional metal braces (like the ability to realign your jaw) without the feel of being so self-conscious. If you work in a business that requires a lot of client interfacing, then clear braces may be a better choice because they will look a lot more professional.
It can be hard to decide which of these options is best for you. During your initial consultation with your dentist or orthodontist, they will not only look at your teeth but they will also do some x-rays to see what kind of work needs to be done. Then from there, you can discuss which option best needs your lifestyle and your financial budget. To learn more about these options and to get started on your path towards a straighter smile, contact your dentist today. If you are worried about the expense of braces, contact your dental insurance provider and see if either of these options are covered under your traditional dental plan; sometimes you will just have to pay a small deductible.