The Different Types Of Orthodontic Treatments

When you struggle with a crooked, gapped, or misaligned smile, you may be wondering what options you have to get the straightened smile that you deserve. Luckily, there are a few different types of orthodontic treatments that you can choose from to repair your smile. Dr. Shelly Self, Dr. McKinley Self, and Dr. Kristina at Poulsbo Kids and Family Dentistry in Poulsbo, WA, can explain how orthodontics can straighten your crooked smile.

Types of Orthodontic Treatments

There’s no one type of orthodontics from your dentists in Poulsbo, WA, that can work to straighten every smile. Your dentist will look at your smile and determine the severity of your issues. From there, they will explain which form of orthodontic treatment may work best with your lifestyle. Dental technology has evolved over the years to give us different forms of treatments to straighten your smile, no matter what your age or condition is.

Common types of orthodontic treatments offered include:

  • Metal Braces- When you think of braces, the first thing you may usually think of is metal braces. Metal braces consist of metal brackets that are attached to the front of the teeth and bonded together with wires.
  • Lingual Braces- Lingual braces are extremely similar to metal braces, however instead of brackets being cemented to the front of the teeth, they are cemented to the back of the teeth. This gives a more discreet appearance while straightening your teeth.
  • Clear Braces- Clear braces use clear brackets instead of metal to give a more natural look to your smile. Brackets are still looped together with a thin wire, but the brackets will blend into the teeth easier, giving a more natural look.
  • Clear Aligners- Clear aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth and slowly push them together over time. Clear aligners are practically invisible and give a totally natural look, making straightening your smile totally discreet.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Whether you or your child are struggling with a misaligned or crooked smile, there are different types of orthodontic treatments that can straighten your smile. Contact Dr. Shelly Self, Dr. McKinley Self, and Dr. Kristina at Poulsbo Kids and Family Dentistry in Poulsbo, WA, to learn more about orthodontics and how they can benefit you. Call today at (360) 779-7115.

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