The Lowdown on Braces
Orthodontic braces gently and steadily apply pressure to shift your teeth into the correct alignment for an improved smile and bite. Braces are an effective way to treat crowding, spacing, overjet teeth, an underbite or a crossbite. Treatment not only offers cosmetic benefits – hello, stunning smile! – but can also ward off tooth decay, gum disease, issues with speaking and chewing, headaches and more.
The term braces tends to bring to mind images of large metal brackets and wires. While metal braces are still an excellent option, these days they’re smaller and more comfortable. Thanks to technological advances, there are also several alternatives including clear ceramic braces, self-ligating braces and lingual braces. Every patient is different and what works for one person may not work as well for another. After a thorough consultation, Dr. Lee can present you with the types of braces that will get you the best results.