Orthodontic braces are used to straighten teeth, correct bite problems, and improve the appearance of your smile. At Smile Cafe, they consist of brackets, wires, and other components that apply gentle pressure on the teeth, gradually moving them into their desired positions.
Types of braces
These are made of metal brackets attached to the teeth using dental cement. Wires are threaded through the brackets and adjusted over time to move the teeth gradually.
Ceramic braces work the same way as metal ones. The main difference is the materials used to make each bracket. With ceramic braces, the brackets on the front of your teeth are made of a clear material that matches the color of your teeth. This type of brace is popular with adult patients because they blend in with your smile better than metal braces. However, as a result of the clear color of the brackets, they are more fragile and may stain more easily.
Invisalign aligners are removable and can be taken to eat or brush teeth. They straighten teeth using a series of clear aligner trays custom-made by a dentist. They are virtually invisible when worn, so no one will notice you are wearing them unless you tell them! These aligners are almost unnoticeable when worn, ensuring you feel confident while you wear your aligners.
The Benefits of Braces
- Improved Dental Alignment
The primary benefit of braces is correcting crooked, misaligned, or crowded teeth. By applying consistent pressure over time, braces gradually move the teeth into their proper positions, resulting in improved dental alignment and a more pleasant smile.
Braces can correct bite problems such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite. By aligning the teeth and jaws correctly, braces improve the way the upper and lower teeth fit together, which enhances bite function and chewing efficiency.
Straighter teeth are easier to clean and maintain compared to crooked or crowded teeth. Improved dental alignment makes it easier to brush and floss effectively, reducing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.
In some cases, misaligned teeth can affect speech clarity. Braces can help address these issues by aligning the teeth and improving the positioning of the tongue and lips during the speech, resulting in more precise and confident speech patterns.
Braces can significantly improve the smile's appearance and facial profile. Straighter teeth and improved dental alignment contribute to an aesthetically pleasing smile, boosting self-confidence and self-esteem.
It's important to note that the specific benefits of braces can vary depending on individual circumstances, the severity of the orthodontic issues, and the treatment goals. It's recommended to visit Smile Cafe at 45 Park Ave, Professional Unit 1, New York, NY 10016, or call (212) 779-3494 to consult with an orthodontist to determine the potential benefits of braces for your specific case and to develop an appropriate treatment plan to achieve optimal results.