Types of Braces to Improve Your Alignment

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Are you having alignment issues? Improper alignment can lead to other oral health complications, which is one of the many reasons why it’s always ideal to improve your smile’s alignment. The good news is there are many different styles or types of braces to choose from to enhance your alignment.

Luckily, when it comes to any orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist, Dr. Michael Hiller with Hiller Hummel Orthodontics in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will be able to help you find the exact type of braces you need. The good news is there are three common and unique types of braces, which are traditional braces, ceramic braces, and clear aligners that our team is happy to discuss with you.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are common and involve many wires, rubber bands, and brackets that are bonded to each specific tooth. These brackets gently move the teeth and jaw into the ideal alignment over time. This is a brilliant option and very common in young adults and teenagers.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are incredibly efficient and a popular option for teens and young adults because they are harder to see and blend into the teeth. These braces contain ceramic brackets that bond to the individual tooth and are more discreet. In some cases, you can color the ceramic brackets for style and fun, which is a great idea to do for young teenagers or anyone wanting to add color to their smile.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are made from unique systems, such as Invisalign®, which works through a series of clear aligners that snap on and off your teeth. These aligners are hard to see when wearing them, and since they snap on and off your teeth, there is no food or drink restrictions. Usually, each aligner needs to be swapped for a new one roughly every two weeks to keep your alignment on track and smile in tip-top shape.

No matter which braces you choose, the good news is proper and ideal alignment is within your reach. Our orthodontic team is happy to assist you through this process and help you with any questions you may have about your orthodontic care. If you have questions or would like to come in for a consultation, please call us today at 225-924-7367. Our team looks forward to talking with you.