What To Consider Before Getting Braces

Have crooked teeth? Wished your parents got you braced when you were younger? Well, it is never too late to get the Hollywood smile always wished you had!

If you are thinking of getting braces, this article will reveal some useful information you should know before making a decision. You’ll learn about the different kinds of braces out there and their advantages (and disadvantages). By knowing exactly what options you have, you can sit down and make a thorough decision before taking the plunge!

There are basically three types of braces: standard metal, clear brackets and invisible. The standard ones are the most cost effective and you can even change the color of your rubber bands like all the hip, cool kids are doing.

Clear brackets are a bit larger in size than the metal ones. Depending on your bite you may not have enough room to get the clear ones on your lower teeth, at least not initially. The wires are still metal and you can see the braces on your teeth, they’re just not as noticeable. Drawbacks are they are slightly more expensive than the metal brackets and when it comes time to take them off, it’s takes a bit more effort and is consequently a little more uncomfortable.

Finally there are the invisible braces which go behind your teeth, not on the front like most. It takes a while longer to correct your smile and is the most expensive type.

Regardless what braces you choose to get, it is WELL worth it in the end! Imagine being able to smile and show off your white, pearly teeth… just this experience is priceless! Now go get those braces!

 

Dr. Reza Salmassian is a Board Certified Orthodontist. For any questions regarding this article or to schedule your complimentary orthodontic evaluation, please contact Dr. Salmassian’s office at 661-222-7444 or visit us at www.salmassianortho.com