Find out how braces could greatly improve the look of your smile.
While we all want to be lucky enough to have perfectly straight teeth the majority of people have some type of malocclusion or smile issue that keeps them from having that straight smile. Luckily your Peoria dentists Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, and Dr. Ben Koolick, DDS, at Your Family Dentist, PC offer several different orthodontic options. Find out more about braces, and how they can finally get you the smile you want.
These are the braces that often come to mind when thinking about orthodontic treatment. While these may look like the braces you remember from childhood, they have certainly been revamped over the years. Sure you still have to wear the brackets and wires, but they are more comfortable, sleeker and thinner, which makes them significantly less bulky than the older versions. Even with other orthodontic options out there, metal braces still remain the most common form of treatment.
For patients who have complex issues to fix that would benefit most from wearing traditional braces, there is also now a less visible alternative. Instead of metal brackets and wires, you can get ceramic braces, which come in different shades to mimic the color of your teeth. Keep in mind that you’ll need to be a very diligent brusher and flosser to keep these braces from staining.
Another option for those looking to hide their braces from the outside world is lingual braces. While they may look just like traditional metal braces, your Peoria dentist will adhere them to the back of your teeth rather than the front. This makes it nearly impossible for others to see your braces. Lingual braces can offer a discrete way to straighten your smile, but they're not for everyone. Those with certain malocclusions may not be right for these braces. Talk to your Peoria dentist to learn more.
Clear, Removable Aligners
You’ve probably heard about Invisalign, the clear series of aligners that straight teeth nearly invisibly. These aligners are great for teens and adults looking to fix mild to moderate dental issues, including crookedness, overcrowding, gaps between teeth, and malocclusions. Some adults can even get a straighter smile in a single year with Invisalign.
Ready to find out if braces are the best treatment option for you? Then schedule a consultation with your Peoria dentists at Your Family Dentist, PC and let’s get you one step closer to the perfect smile.