If you have misaligned teeth, then it is best to seek treatment as soon as possible. Crooked teeth are not only unattractive, but they can also cause many dental health problems. When your teeth are not properly aligned they can be difficult to clean, and even cause tension in your jaw, or headaches in more severe cases.
At , we offer both fixed and removable braces in Sutton Coldfield. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you decide between metal braces and Invisalign. However, there are a few factors that affect the type of braces that you will end up getting.
Metal braces are still the most common type of braces. The procedure itself involves brackets and wires that are fixed directly on your teeth with a special adhesive. Metal braces need to be adjusted frequently, allowing your dentist to bring your teeth slowly in line.
Though metal braces in Sutton Coldfield can be time-consuming, they are very effective since they can fix most types of misalignment. Moreover, metal braces tend to be more cost-effective than other types of braces and this can be worth it for those concerned about their budget. Finally, metal braces are ideal for children and adults alike.
If you are concerned about the aesthetics of your smile, Invisalign may be the right option for you. This innovative treatment consists of a series of clear, plastic, removable aligners that are custom-made with the help of 3D imaging technology.
Invisalign aligners are not permanently fixed on your teeth and can be removed to eat and brush or floss your teeth. However, you should wear them at least 20 hours per day for effective treatment. Unlike regular braces, which can correct most types of misalignment, Invisalign aligners can only treat moderately misaligned teeth. Moreover, only older teenagers and adults can wear Invisalign aligners, since their teeth have fully developed.
Request a consultation
If you are interested in braces in Sutton Coldfield and you would like to explore your different options, give us a call and we will book a consultation appointment for you.