Most people want a straighter smile, but some may be hesitant to undergo a braces treatment because they don’t wish to have a mouth full of metal, as traditional braces utilize. After all, this conspicuous treatment can not only hinder self-confidence, but may also affect one’s daily life, with social interactions and professional situations. Fortunately, there is an alternative with white braces. White braces from Dr. Zack are made using advanced computer technology that predicts tooth movement. This ensures that your dentist in Stamford knows exactly how the braces are moving the teeth.

White braces are most effective for adults and older teenagers; if younger children are in need of orthodontic treatment, traditional braces are usually more appropriate for their needs. Common orthodontic conditions that can be treated using white braces include:

  • Overbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Crooked teeth

White ceramic braces are made of composite materials. They are larger than metal brackets, but are not as strong. They utilize small rubber bands, or ligatures, to secure them to the archwire. As with traditional braces, ceramic brackets are not removable until the end of the treatment. They can produce irritation and may create complications in daily tooth care and activities (such as in eating certain foods). Treatment with white braces is usually longer since the force used with them is more gradual than with traditional metal braces, resulting in a gentler move for the teeth. White braces can cost more than other braces, but they may be funded with financing or insurance.

If you have been looking for a solution to straighten your teeth in Stamford, but do not want a treatment that is too conspicuous, contact Dr. Zack today to book a consultation. Your dentist can advise you on the best type of braces to suit your needs.

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