The most commonly known orthodontic treatment is braces: an orthodontic appliance used to straighten teeth and correct bad bites. Braces can be prescribed for teens, adults, and children who have permanent teeth. They may be used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances prescribed to widen the palate or jaws or to shape the teeth and jaws. Treatment time and type varies by the individual patient. Besides traditional metal braces, Dr. Mora may also suggest clear ceramic braces and Invisalign aligners.
Traditional metal braces are the most common treatment and offer many benefits including:
Traditional braces tend to be much more affordable
Traditional braces produce better results for patients who want to straighten significantly crooked teeth, or patients who have teeth that are sitting at noticeably different heights
Traditional braces are also better at fixing overcrowded teeth
Kids and teens love using different colors of ligature ties