Very few people are born with perfect teeth. Luckily, if you’re looking to improve your smile, you’ll quickly find that there’s no shortage of solutions. But which orthodontic treatment should you choose? Here’s a breakdown of what you could potentially be looking at to fix your smile.

Traditional braces have progressed since the early days of orthodontic treatment. They’re lighter in weight and structure, making them more comfortable than ever before. They’re made of high-grade stainless steel and have metal brackets that are attached to each tooth using a special type of cement.

Ceramic braces work in the same way as traditional braces, but the brackets are made from a clear, ceramic material. These braces are less visible to others, which makes them a popular choice for adults who need orthodontic treatment.

Lingual braces align your teeth from the inside by attaching to the back side of the tooth so they’re free from view.

Invisalign utilizes a series of clear plastic aligners that sequentially align your smile. They can be removed to eat and to perform your daily oral hygiene routines.

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TAD) are miniature implants placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. They’re used to help move teeth in a difficult direction, as well as prevent unwanted side effects of tooth movement.

Once you have braces, it’s important to take care of them properly. Maintain your dental care habits, adjust your diet, and follow your orthodontics recommendations carefully and wearing braces won’t be as challenging as you think. If you have any additional questions, or if you’re ready to start down the path to a straighter, healthier smile, please contact Speaks Orthodontics.