Braces in Austin, Texas
The appearance of your smile carries great significance regarding your confidence and self-esteem. So having the perfect set of teeth, for a perfect smile can hold a lot of value. Many people in Austin feel they don’t have the confidence to talk and smile freely, because they simply don’t like the way their teeth look or because they have mal-aligned or crooked teeth, causing them embarrassment.
There is no need for concern in this regard when you visit Ortho 360, in Austin, Texas. Here, we offer the best orthodontic treatments to correct almost any smile imperfection with the help of dental braces.
Braces can be used to correct mal-aligned/ crooked teeth, bite or occlusion imperfections, improper jaw- to- jaw relations and even to improve facial profiles caused by skeletal abnormalities. They not only can improve the esthetic aspect of your teeth and your face, but improve the functionality of your teeth, making your bite, speech and chewing easier and more efficient. Braces allow you have that straight, perfect set of teeth giving you the self-confidence you desire, making you feel like you can face the world with a brilliant smile.
Braces: How They Work
Over the span of one to three years, depending on the complexity of your particular case, braces work by applying controlled, constant pressure on your teeth to move them in to their desired positions. Braces consist of metal or even ceramic brackets cemented on to each tooth, which have slots for an arch wire to pass through them. They stay cemented on your teeth throughout the duration of your orthodontic treatment. As for the molar teeth in the back of the mouth, a metal band is cemented around it to act as an anchor tooth for the braces.
The arch wire is held in place within the brackets with the help of rubber bands (called ‘O’-rings) or ligature wires (stainless steel ties), and is changed periodically to a new, heavier one as your treatment progresses. Every new wire means more pressure, and more movement of your teeth into their new, desired positions.
Our orthodontists at Ortho 360 here in Austin are highly skilled at what they do and have given countless patients in Austin, Texas, the perfect smiles they desire, with the help of dental braces.
Types of Braces
Braces come in the traditional metal form, where the brackets are made of stainless steel metal. They also come in a “transparent” form, consisting of ceramic brackets. These are tooth colored brackets, have the added advantage of being less prominent and are preferred by many patients who are conscious about the esthetic drawbacks of metal braces. There are even colored braces for those who want to express their personal style.
Another tool of aligning teeth is the new Invisalign technology, we offer at Ortho 360. This allows your teeth to move into their desired positions with the help of clear, plastic aligners which are worn all day and replaced every few weeks with new, more aligned ones. They are removable and simply move your teeth according to their own shape – all you have to do is wear them. The best part is, no one can tell you even have them on!
The end result of metal,ceramic and Invisalign braces is the same, great looking teeth. Our dedicated team of orthodontists here at Ortho 360 strive to provide the best possible service in Austin Texas.