Dental Braces Gets Your Teeth and Smile Looking Great

Smiling is a beautiful thing. It is a way to convey a complex series of emotions with just a few muscle spasms. However, if you are not happy with your teeth this simple act can be a near constant source of embarrassment. Dental braces can make this embarrassment go away for good! If you have crooked teeth, a misaligned bite, or other orthodontic issues dental braces can offer an efficient solution. Town Center Dentistry in Rancho Bernardo has the best orthodontists in San Diego ready to get your smile looking great.

How Do Braces for Teeth Work?

Orthodontic braces are a method of manipulating your teeth so they lay properly in your mouth. Dental braces push or pull on your teeth, putting pressure on them over time to make sure they sit correctly. Braces are fixed to your teeth and can only be removed by an orthodontist, and for optimal results are typically worn for around 2 years.

When are Traditional Braces a Better Orthodontic Option Than Invisalign?

When it comes to fixing your teeth, in most cases you have a choice. You can go with Invisalign invisible braces or traditional dental braces. However, sometime the choice is made for you. There are some instances where traditional braces are the only option because of the nature of the orthodontic work required.

Traditional Braces Best for Back Teeth Bite Issues

One common issue that requires braces is a back teeth bit issue. This is when your bite does not sit correctly, resulting in some or all of the back teeth not matching up properly. Braces are the only way to effectively resolve this issue, as Invisalign does not have the strength or ability to manipulate the bite. If you suffer from back teeth bite issues, then traditional dental braces are your best option.

Traditional Braces Best for Vertical Tooth Movement

Oftentimes patients have teeth that have not fully descended, resulting in some teeth that are not as long as they should be. These shorter teeth, when compared to the normal teeth, can often result in teeth looking jagged and unnatural. The only solution to this issue is traditional braces. Invisalign sits in your mouth, therefore it does not have the ability to make the teeth come down further. Braces, on the other hand, are screwed on to the teeth, allowing your orthodontist to specify exactly how the teeth should look and how far they should descend.

Traditional Braces Best for Rotation of Cylindrical Teeth

Teeth that do not share the same typical shape as other teeth are known as Cylindrical Teeth. This grouping includes the canines or premolars, and sometimes these teeth can grow in crooked or not pointed in the right direction. Your orthodontist will suggest rotating the teeth so they align with your other teeth, and the only way to do so is traditional braces. Invisalign just does not have the ability to fix cylindrical teeth.

Benefits of Traditional Braces

Traditional dental braces and Invisalign are the two most common way to resolve orthodontic issues. While some situations necessitate dental braces, in other situations you are presented with a decision between the two. With that in mind, here are some of the benefits of traditional braces.

Traditional Braces Are Less Expensive Than Invisalign

Invisalign is a relatively new technology, and as is the case with most new innovations it can be a bit pricey. Traditional braces are a tried and true method that can be had at a much more affordable price than Invisalign. When deciding between Invisalign and braces, keep your wallet in mind!

Traditional Braces Provide Better and More Consistent Results

As we mentioned above, braces are the best solution for more complex orthodontic issues. From this line of thinking, it is easy to come to the conclusion that braces also can be a more effective option. While Invisalign has been proven time and time again to work properly, if you want the very best results with little variability we suggest traditional braces.

You Cannot Lose Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are impossible to lose. They are wired right on to your teeth, preventing you from forgetting them anywhere. With Invisalign, you are constantly removing it and putting it back in, opening up the opportunity to misplace them. Invisalign also puts some burden of responsibility on you, because if you don't wear them 22 hours a day you may not get the results you want.

Town Center Dentistry is the Rancho Bernardo Dental Braces Experts

Town Center Dentistry has the orthodontists, experience and equipment you need to make sure your teeth and smile are perfect. Our specialists are expertly trained to give you only top of the line orthodontic work. As an added bonus, we keep a bevy of specialists under one roof, meaning you can visit you dentist and orthodontist at the very same office! If you are interested in getting orthodontic work done, come to Town Center Dentistry in Rancho Bernardo for a consultation today.