Orthodontic treatment is chosen by patients for various reasons, extending beyond cosmetic enhancements. One of its primary goals is to correct misalignments in the teeth and jaws, addressing issues such as overbites, underbites, and crowding. Beyond aesthetic improvements, orthodontic treatment enhances oral health by promoting proper dental alignment, facilitating easier cleaning, and reducing the risk of dental issues like cavities and gum disease.
Additionally, orthodontic treatmen can address functional problems such as difficulty chewing or speaking, potentially alleviating jaw discomfort and related conditions. Ultimately, orthodontic treatment leads to a more confident and visually appealing smile and fosters optimal oral function and long-term dental well-being. For more information, contact Benson Orthodontics.
Types of Orthodontic Treatments
Traditional metal braces are among the most well-known forms of orthodontic treatment. They consist of brackets and wires that apply pressure to the teeth and move them into their ideal positions. The brackets are bonded to each tooth's front surface and connected by a wire that helps guide the teeth into alignment.
Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces but use clear or tooth-colored brackets instead of metal ones. This makes them less noticeable than metal braces. However, ceramic braces can be more expensive than their metal counterparts.
Clear aligners are a popular alternative to traditional braces. They are trays made from clear plastic that gently move the teeth into alignment. The aligners are comfortable and nearly invisible when worn. They are also removable, which makes them more convenient than traditional braces.
Retainers are used after orthodontic treatment to keep the teeth in their new positions. They are custom-made for each patient and must be worn regularly to maintain the treatment results.
Orthodontic treatment can be a great way to improve your smile and quality of life! Visit Benson Orthodontics at 3200 East Cherry Creek South Drive, Suite #420, Denver, CO 80209, or call (303) 722-1202 to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist and learn more about the benefits of orthodontic treatment.