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Types of Orthodontic Treatments

Mar 2, 2019 | Orthodontics

Looking for information on orthodontics, a branch of dentistry that focuses on helping dental patients who have crooked teeth? While you may only think of braces, there are many different types of orthodontic treatments available. Many people want to have straighter teeth because it makes for a more pleasant smile, but it is also much easier to clean teeth when they are straight, which leads to an improvement in one’s overall good oral health.

Types of oral problems orthodontics can treat

Even though many people do not think that having crooked teeth is an oral problem, it actually is. This is why it is recommended for those who have teeth that are not as straight as they should be to select main teeth straightening option, such as braces. Braces are not only ideal for straightening teeth, but they can also help correct overbites, underbites, crossbites, gaps in between the teeth, an overcrowded mouth and TMJ problems.

Common signs of oral problems that require orthodontics

It is not always obvious that someone is experiencing oral problems, as sometimes there are not any signs until they become more serious or because they are minimal. Common signs that will let someone know that something is wrong include unusual wear on the surfaces of teeth, an inability to properly chew food and misalignment of the jaw.

Common orthodontic treatments

The following is a list of common types of orthodontic treatments available:

Traditional braces

Traditional braces, also called metal braces, have been around for many years and are still one of the more popular types of braces people choose. This teeth straightening option is common among teenagers, who usually also wear colored rubber bands to make braces more fun.

Barely visible braces

Invisible braces, also known as clear braces, use an aligner system and are commonly chosen among those who would rather keep their teeth straightening process a little more discreet. Ceramic braces are also a popular teeth straightening option, as they are barely noticeable because the brackets, and sometimes the wires as well, are clear


FastBraces are a teeth straightening system that straightens teeth in as little as 100 days. This is a great option for someone who is interested in straightening their teeth for an upcoming event, such as a wedding.

Are you currently in need of braces?

Are you ready for orthodontics? If you are currently in need of a teeth straightening treatment and ready to start the process, the sooner you choose the type of orthodontic treatment you want, the sooner you can start enjoying the many benefits that come with having straight teeth. Know that many options for straightening your teeth can be done quickly; it will just depend on your particular situation for how long it will take to straighten your teeth. It can be as soon as six months, or it can take 18 months or so. In order for you to know treatment length, you will need to make an initial consultation appointment so that the dentist can examine your teeth.

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