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Braces Are Much More Common Than People Realize

Posted on February 28, 2023

Teeth alignment isn’t just for kids.┬áThe booming market has seen considerable growth due to the increasing awareness of advances in teeth alignment treatment options. In fact, orthodontic treatment, such as braces, is much more common than people realize.

New Tech for Better Lifestyle Fit

While you can still get traditional teeth alignment treatments, there are other options now on the market. One of these is clear aligners. Clear aligners pop onto your teeth and help gently move your teeth into the correct position. Another relatively new treatment option is ceramic braces, which have a more neutral tooth-colored base which helps them blend into your smile more than traditional metal braces. Both clear aligners and ceramic braces are great options for people who are looking for a more discreet orthodontic treatment option.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners have grown in popularity. Made from a thin clear thermoplastic material, they are hard to see on the teeth and are useful for spacing or overcrowding issues. Aligners work by applying pressure to the teeth so that they can shift into the correct position, switching your set of aligners about every week or two. You will take them off only to brush and to eat.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces effectively move teeth into their ideal position using similar technology to that used in traditional metal braces. The brackets on ceramic braces blend in with your smile better than metal brackets and wires, but less so than aligners. Clear aligners are durable and hard to damage, but still need to be cared for.

The Cost Factor

Another big reason that more adults are getting teeth alignment treatment is that they can afford to. Generations past may not have been able to swing the cost of orthodontic treatment, but now that the cost has become much more reasonable, people are taking steps to improve their smile. Another reason orthodontic treatment is becoming more affordable is because many insurance companies now offer teeth alignment treatments in their list of covered dental procedures.

If you are thinking about getting clear aligners or ceramic braces we’re here to guide you. At your free evaluation, we thoroughly evaluate your smile and get to know you. This way, we can create a customized treatment plan to fit your lifestyle, unique case, and smile goals! Contact Smileyville to schedule your complimentary consultation, today!