If you have crooked teeth, a bad bite, or any other issues with the alignment of your teeth and jaw, orthodontic treatment from Laveen Smiles may be right for you. Contact us now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brent W. Brooks, and find out if you can straighten your teeth in Laveen with braces or ClearCorrect from Laveen Smiles.
Straight teeth have always been desirable, and orthodontics has a long history. The first set of “modern” braces was used way back in 1819!
You’ll never have to hide your mouth again. With orthodontics, you can feel great about how your teeth look, and show off your new smile with pride.
Straight teeth can help prevent bruxism (teeth grinding) and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), protecting your jaw health.
Even, straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, leading to better overall oral health outcomes.
Properly-aligned teeth are less likely to be worn down prematurely, which is a common cause of premature damage and tooth loss in older adults.
Standard silver braces are made with metal brackets and wires, and use rubber elastics to hold the wire in place and allow your smile to be adjusted by Dr. Brooks. Braces are a versatile and highly-effective treatment, and can be used to correct almost any orthodontic issue.
Porcelain braces use ceramic brackets that are clear or tooth-colored, as well as a tooth colored wire and tooth-colored/clear elastic bands. This means they blend in with your natural teeth more effectively than traditional silver metal braces. This may be preferred by adult patients who wish to get a more subtle orthodontic treatment.
Why fit in when you could stand out? Gold braces are offered by very few orthodontists, but Dr. Brent W. Brooks offers them at Laveen Smiles. Functionally, these braces are identical to silver or white braces.
The difference is that they use stainless steel brackets that are plated in 24 karat gold, along with a gold wire and gold-colored elastics, providing you with a flashy, stylish look as you straighten your smile.
Gold braces have a unique style that may be preferred by some patients, and the gold layer also helps with nickel allergies that some people may experience, and they are not much more expensive than traditional braces.
ClearCorrect clear aligners are often recommended for adult patients who may wish to avoid wearing traditional braces. This treatment uses clear plastic trays that shift your teeth gradually and are completely invisible when worn, making this the best option if you want subtle orthodontic treatment in Laveen.
However, not everyone is a candidate for ClearCorrect, since it’s not as powerful or versatile as traditional braces. You can find out if ClearCorrect is right for you by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Brent Brooks at Laveen Smiles.