Your Midland, MI dentist currently offers two different types of braces, clear and traditional. Braces have come so far in the past few years and are more effective than ever. Today, traditional metal braces are more light-weight and thinner, without sacrificing any of the quality. Made of advanced stainless-steel and cement, traditional braces are an effective way to align your smile over a relatively short period of time. Metal braces are the tried and true way to shift your smile over time.
Clear braces work the same way as metal braces, but they are made out of ceramic. Clear braces are less visible, but they are susceptible to staining. If you choose this option, be mindful that certain foods and drinks can cause discoloration of the clear braces. Excellent oral care is key, so be sure to brush, floss, and use a waterpik to get those hard to reach areas. Adding fluoride mouthwash will help combat possible staining and prevent plaque buildup in difficult spots.
We also offer clear alignment trays that can give you the smile you want while being virtually invisible. This allows you to straighten your smile discreetly throughout your day, and you can simply take them out whenever you eat or drink. You never have to sacrifice your favorite foods for fear of bending the wires of traditional braces. The benefit of clear alignment trays is that they are subtle enough where they may go completely unnoticed. This can be a great option for many adults who would rather not deal with obvious braces for aesthetic purposes.
If you would like to learn more about our alignment services, give your Midland, MI dentist a call and we will go over your options with you. You can reach us at (989) 631-2900. The team at Boss & Rorvik Family Dental look forward to seeing your beautiful smile!