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Braces in Gainesville, Virginia, can help patients of all ages get the beautiful new smile they want. And we have a skilled, experienced team at GoSmiles Dentistry that can help ensure your orthodontic care is comfortable and effective. If braces seem like the right course of treatment for you, please call 703-753-3346 and schedule a consultation with our orthodontist.
Metal braces are made up of a series of brackets and wires that are made of stainless steel. The brackets are attached to the tooth, with the wire running through them. This helps guide and shift your teeth into the proper position. The wire is attached by small, rubber elastic bands that patients can choose the color of.
Self-ligating braces can be made of many different materials: traditional metal, clear or ceramic. While they work like traditional braces, self-ligating braces provide quicker results and less visits to the orthodontist. Also, self-ligating braces often don’t need plastic bands to attach the wire.
Ceramic braces use a tooth-colored or clear ceramic that blends in with the natural color of your teeth. Typically, patients enjoy this, since it doesn’t cover up their smile like metal braces. However, the ceramic brackets can break and require more visit to the orthodontists. Patients should be strict about at-home care, since the bands can stain and discolor between visits.
Clear aligners, like Invisalign®, are the most discreet option for patients. Each appliance is made of a clear plastic and can be removed to eat, drink and clean your teeth. Also, many patients find that the customized trays are more comfortable to wear than regular braces.
Lingual braces are attached to the back, or insides, of the teeth. Unlike regular braces, they are completely hidden when patients smile and are a great option for athletes, models, musicians and any other adults looking for a confident smile.