If you or your child’s teeth need straightening, you will need the services of a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) to enhance your smile. A DDS in Glenpool, or the Tulsa area, can meet with you during a consultation to help you determine what treatment option makes the most sense for you and your individual needs.
Getting conventional metal braces was almost a rite of passage for many young people who may not have such fond memories of the process as adults. However, metal braces are not as noticeable and intrusive as they were in the past. Today’s braces are less noticeable and far smaller. Recent technological innovations allow us to shift your teeth into their proper positions faster and with less pain and discomfort than before.
Some things remain the same about conventional metal braces. The system consists of two main components: A metal bracket with a metal wire that is looped through those brackets, which applies pressure to your teeth as a way of shifting them. Although other types of braces have somewhat outpaced traditional braces in popularity, metal braces are still the least expensive type and the fastest way of shifting teeth into their proper positions.
Invisalign involves the use of clear aligners that serve as braces to straighten teeth. Although they are not suitable for every patient, they do offer a wide range of benefits, including allowing the wearer to conveniently remove the aligners when they need to clean their teeth. Invisalign is virtually invisible, and most patients consider them to be much more comfortable than traditional braces.
If you would like to receive more information about your treatment options for straightening teeth, your DDS in Glenpool is available for a convenient consultation. Please call or contact Elwood Avenue Dental today