Different Types of Braces to Choose From

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Alignment issues and overcrowded teeth as well as over or under bite issues are common reasons why Quality Orthodontic Care might recommend having braces installed on your teeth.

There are different types of braces. Yet they all essentially work the same way. Through the course of minor gradual adjustments, the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in place are stretched and adjusted towards a more functional and appealing alignment. The type of braces Quality Orthodontic Care uses will be influenced by your personal preference and how much realignment your teeth need.

Traditional braces involve brackets cemented to the face of your teeth and linked by a wire on the top and bottom of your jaw. Traditional braces almost always include bands and spacers to further aid in the realignment process.

Ceramic coated braces are just like traditional braces, only the majority of the hardware has been coated in a porcelain-ceramic material that is shaded to match your natural tooth enamel. Some people choose these type of braces simply for their cosmetic appeal.

Clear plastic braces are meant for people that only require minor realignment. The clear plastic aligners are custom shaped to your teeth. Every two weeks you switch out to another set that is tuned one step closer to your ideal alignment.

If you are interested being fitted for braces, please feel free to call Quality Orthodontic Care at 770-609-3270 to schedule an appointment. We are happy to serve people in and around Johns Creek, GA, including Roswell, Sandy Springs, Lawrenceville, and Cumming.