One of the most common issues patients of all ages have with traditional braces is the fact that they are so visible on the teeth. This can make individuals very self-conscious about their appearance, and even prevent them from smiling as often as they would like. Fortunately, the team here at Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists offer some of the most advanced options available to straighten teeth and correct bite issues in the most discreet way possible. Ceramic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign® are just a few of the techniques that give patients alternative choices when it comes to orthodontic treatments – choices that can renew your smile without everyone else taking notice of the treatment process!
Ceramic braces use brackets that are colored to match the tint of your teeth, making it less noticeable to others that you are wearing braces. The brackets are also built to resist stains, often creating a nice blend with your natural tooth-color for the duration of treatment.
Dr. Pat Cuozzo and our orthodontics team often prefer the Alexander LTS Orthodontics System over options such as the Damon technique when treating patients with braces. The Alexander LTS System allows for rapid movement of the teeth into an improved position while providing our orthodontist precise control for the best possible alignment. This can ultimately lead to beautiful results in a relatively brief amount of time.
While not technically “clear,” lingual braces are still completely invisible to others unless you decide to show them. Lingual braces work essentially the same way that traditional braces work, with one important exception: the brackets are bonded to the back side of your teeth rather than the front.
For patients who have less severe signs of crowding and teeth misalignment, Invisalign® may be the ideal treatment. Invisalign® doesn’t involve brackets and wires at all; in fact, the treatment is composed of a series of custom-designed, clear teeth aligners that progressively move the teeth into a more desirable position. The aligners are removable for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene routines, and they are virtually invisible on the teeth.
Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists not only wants to help you successfully improve the appearance of your teeth – we want you to feel comfortable and confident while doing it. If you have questions about our treatment options, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to find out the best procedure for your needs and goals, please contact us today.