Braces | NCOSO
Orthodontic treatment is available for anyone who wants to perfect their smile! Gone are the days of braces just being for kids because today everyone is straightening their teeth and improving their smile. With the advancements in technology, orthodontic treatment is more comfortable, more esthetic, and more affordable.
Do I need braces?
Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites which are known as ‘malocclusions.’ Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth, or feel about your smile.
According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems:
- Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease
- Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping
- Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear
- Open bites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments
Types of Braces
The three common types of braces are traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, or Invisible Aligners (Invisalign®). Metal Braces are the most traditional and common type of braces. They are also more comfortable today than they have ever been before! Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel and straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires.
If you are interested in learning more about your braces options & which type would be best for you, reach out to us! At NCOSO, we offer FREE no-hassle Ortho consultations at all of our convenient locations including Cary (Tryon Rd and St Charles), Dunn, Garner, Greensboro, Hamlet, Raleigh, Southern Pines, and Winston-Salem. Call us today at 833-GO-NCOSO to begin your road to a straighter smile!