Braces in Richmond

Getting Braces in Richmond

If you’re looking for the most effective way to straighten your teeth, braces are a great option for you!  Metal, ceramic, even clear brackets can be fastened to your teeth and connected to bring your smile into healthier, more perfect alignment.

Flexible Options to Fit Your Needs

There are many different types of braces to fit every kind of lifestyle.  They each come with their own benefits, so be sure to talk to your orthodontist about which one is right for you. The four main types of braces are:

  • Metal: Metal brackets are attached to your teeth and connected to each other with arch wires. They need to be adjusted about every four weeks.
  • Ceramic: Ceramic brackets are less noticeable than metal because they are tooth colored. They act the same as metal braces and require adjustment about once a month.
  • Lingual: Lingual braces are attached to the back of your teeth. They are practically invisible, since only a dentist will be able to see them! Lingual braces cause less irritation to the soft tissues of your mouth.
  • Self Litigating: These special braces are attached to each other in such a way that they only need adjustment only 8-12 weeks.

A Healthier Smile

Regardless of which type of braces you choose, the archwires and brackets slowly move your teeth into better positions.  Crooked teeth can be straightened, and overbites can be corrected for a straighter, healthier smile! Find out why we’re called Smile Shapers: call for a braces consultation today!