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Learn More About Your Orthodontic Choices

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Many patients undergo orthodontic treatment to improve the look and health of crooked teeth, as well and correct a bad bite. Over the years, orthodontic care such as braces has become very popular. If you are considering braces, there are many different types that could help you achieve a stunning smile.

Modern orthodontics offer a variety of benefits to address a wide range of alignment conditions for children and adults. The following options for braces may be ideal to enhance your tooth alignment:

Traditional Metal Braces
The most common type of braces, metal braces can benefit children, teens and adults due to their durability and permanent nature. Traditional braces can improve several kinds of bite problems, more so than other types of braces, making them the most ideal for severe conditions.

Ceramic Braces
Though similar to metal braces in look and function, ceramic braces are clear or tooth-colored to blend with your teeth and offer discreet treatment. They can be recommended for older teens or adults since they are more brittle than metal braces and can stain if not cared for.

Invisalign® Clear Aligners
These removable plastic trays fully cover the teeth to gradually adjust the bite, and while they are not as fast acting and powerful as metal braces, their convenient nature and discreet appearance make them very popular for adults.

Contact Wayne Family Orthodontics at 973-341-3180 today if you would like to learn more about the types of braces in Wayne, New Jersey, and see our orthodontist, Dr. Muhammad Abey, for a consultation.

The Different Types of Braces

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In recent years, a growing number of adults have embraced the concept of correcting the alignment of their teeth with braces. Not only can orthodontics improve the appearance of your smile, but treatments can reduce the potential for your teeth.

There are several different forms of braces available at Wayne Family Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic. Which style Dr. Muhammad Abey recommends will be based on your personal preference as well as the degree of misalignment.

Traditional braces use a series of small metal brackets, wires, and other hardware. Parts of your orthodontic work are cemented to your teeth and are connected to wires and other components.
With traditional braces, you will need to periodically return for regularly scheduled adjustments. This will apply progressive tension to your braces and gradually bring your teeth closer to their ideal alignment and position.

If you’re not comfortable with a smile full of orthodontic hardware, our orthodontist can apply a special porcelain glaze to some of the braces hardware. This material can be shaded to match your natural tooth enamel and lessen the visual impact of your braces.

For a more discreet look, a clear plastic orthodontic option like Invisalign® might be the answer to correcting your smile. Each set of custom aligners gradually moves your teeth closer to their ideal alignment.

If you live in the Wayne, New Jersey, region and you have alignment issues with your teeth, call 973-341-3180 to set up a consultation at Wayne Family Orthodontics.

The Many Different Varieties of Braces

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While in the past orthodontic braces used to be large, obtrusive, and clunky, modern braces a sleek and unobtrusive, and in some cases, very nearly invisible. This advancement in orthodontic appliance technology has made orthodontic straightening a much more viable option for many people. And now there are many different options of orthodontic for you to choose from as well:

– Metal Braces: Metal braces are the most commonly used brackets. Metal brackets are glued to each tooth, and wires connect each bracket. Rubber bands are also required.

– Ceramic Braces: Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, but not as visible. They offer more aesthetic and cosmetic appeal over traditional metal braces.

– Lingual Braces: Lingual braces are similar to metal braces, but lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth, not the visible front.

– Invisalign® Clear Aligners: Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible aligners that can be removed daily.

When you come to our office in Wayne, New Jersey, for your consultation with Dr. Muhammad Abey, he will examine your mouth and teeth, and will help you choose which kind of braces would be best for you and your circumstances. Call us today at 973-341-3180 to begin your journey to a straighter smile!