At The Studio at Fenton Family Dental, we understand that having a healthy and beautiful smile is important. While both preventative care and restorative treatment are essential to creating and maintaining a healthy mouth, orthodontic service is just as important. A well-aligned smile is easier to clean, and can help to reduce the risk of dental issues in the future. That’s why we provide a comprehensive range of orthodontic services to help you achieve the healthiest smile!
From metal braces to Invisalign, we have a solution for every Clinton, MD patient. Learn more about our orthodontic services by reading below!
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment available. They are a great option for many patients due to their extensive ability to meet and treat varying degrees of malocclusion. They consist of brackets that are bonded to the teeth and connected with arch wires that gradually move the teeth into the desired positions. As the wires are tightened, pressure is applied to the teeth and jaw, allowing them to move slowly over a period of time.
Self-ligating braces are a more modern type of metal braces. They feature brackets that use clips rather than elastics to secure the wire in place. This eliminates the need for elastic bands, which reduces both discomfort and the need for periodic adjustments.
Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces, but they feature brackets that are made of ceramic material. They blend in with the natural color of the teeth and are less noticeable. However, they still provide the same degree of accuracy and durability as traditional braces.
While ceramic braces are a great option for many patients, it’s important to keep them clean and free of debris in order to ensure they retain their appearance and do not become stained.
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces. They are made of a clear, thermoplastic material and fit snugly over the teeth. The system works through a treatment plan consisting of numerous sets of custom-made aligners that gradually move the teeth into their desired positions. Each aligner is worn for a period of two weeks before the patient progresses to the next aligner in the series. The advantage of Invisalign is that they are almost invisible and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. This makes them a great choice for patients who want to improve their smile without the hassle of traditional braces.
Gold braces are a more luxurious type of orthodontic treatment. They are made from stainless steel brackets and wires that have been coated in gold alloy. Gold braces work the same way as traditional metal braces, but they provide a more aesthetically pleasing appearance—making them perfect for patients who want a unique look that stands out!
Lingual braces are hidden braces that use brackets and wires that are placed on the backs of the teeth rather than in the front. They provide the same degree of accuracy as traditional braces while remaining hidden from view. This makes them a great choice for patients who want to enhance the look of their smile without having braces that are visible when they smile.