Everyone wants a bright, straight smile that can light up a room. No matter how old you are, braces can help you achieve this. At Hudson Dental Arts in Hudson, New York, our dentists will refer you out to our specialist at our office in Coxsackie, NY to offer a variety of choices when it comes to braces. You can get different colored braces or even clear aligners. To find out more about orthodontics at Hudson Dental Arts, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule a free consultation.
Braces are orthodontic appliances used to correct crooked or misaligned teeth. They involve using metal brackets and wires bonded to your teeth to encourage a gradual shift in the positioning of your teeth. The result is a proper alignment of your teeth and a straighter, healthier looking smile.
Dentists can start to see orthodontic problems developing in children as early as age 6. Most children will begin orthodontic treatment between ages 8-14. But this doesn’t mean adults can’t get braces. Teeth can be treated orthodontically at any age.
The metal brackets on your teeth are connected by wires that apply controlled force. This element of force slowly shifts your teeth into optimal position over time.
As you come in for check-ups, Dr. Pizer will occasionally tighten the wiring to change the amount of controlled force, encouraging further movement of your teeth.
Many people might think of braces as being painful and a constant nuisance. However, today’s braces are more comfortable than ever. The newer materials that Dr. Pizer uses to apply a constant, gentle force to move teeth, and the braces usually require fewer adjustments throughout your treatment.
Keeping food particles out of your brackets can be tricky and make the experience of wearing braces slightly uncomfortable at times. However, Dr. Pizer and his staff can provide you with tips and techniques on how to combat this, such as carrying a pocket mirror and using special toothbrushes.
Also, with new color choices, wearing braces can be a fun fashion statement or be much less noticeable than they were in the past. You can even get clear colored braces that allow you to smile with confidence while you wear them.
Treatment with braces is different for everyone. The length of your treatment plan can depend on a variety of factors, including your age, the state of your teeth, and how well you care for your teeth during treatment. On average, it takes 12-18 months to achieve a straight smile with braces.
If you’d like to find out if getting braces can help you or your child, call or use the online booking tool today and set up a consultation.