Braces are designed to treat misaligned bites, more formally called malocclusion. It comes in many different form, from crowded teeth to overbite to buck teeth. There are also a few different kinds of braces used, and Drs. Layne K McCord & Matt McCoy will help you pick the right one for you.
Traditional braces with visible metal brackets and wires are less popular with adults for cosmetic reasons. For some people, ceramic braces offer a little more visual appeal because they can be matched to the color of your existing teeth. Lingual braces are just like traditional braces except they are secured behind the teeth. The disadvantage of lingual braces is that they can sometimes be hard to clean.
For adults that require minor cosmetic adjustments, clear braces, such as Invisalign®
and ClearCorrect®, have been growing in popularity. These aligners are made from a clear, durable plastic, and are removable when eating or brushing teeth. In most cases, the casual observer can rarely even notice you have them in!
For more information about how braces can align your smile, please feel free to contact McCord Orthodontics in Idaho Falls, Idaho. We are here to help you achieve your ideal smile. So call us today to learn how braces can help you get it!