All About the Orthodontic Appliances That Can Give You the Smile of Your Dreams

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Do you have a misaligned smile? If so, you should consider orthodontic treatment! Fortunately, there are many appliances that can help you achieve the smile you desire. Our orthodontist, Dr. Rebecca Payne deVerges, is happy to tell you all about those appliances, which are fixed and removable appliances. This doesn’t mean we offer every appliance at our office, but we do offer a number of them. So, to find out which appliances we provide, call our office today.

Fixed appliances
-Traditional braces: This appliance is made of metal brackets and metal wires. The brackets are cemented to the front surfaces of the teeth and they are connected by a wire. If you would like, you can customize the braces by choosing different-colored bands to wrap around the brackets.

-Ceramic braces: This appliance is like traditional braces but it is matched to the color of your teeth. This makes it tough to see. However, it is still cemented to the front surfaces of the teeth and it contains brackets and wires.

-Lingual braces: This appliance is just like the traditional braces, but instead of being cemented to the front of the teeth, the brackets are cemented to the back of the teeth.

These appliances move the teeth because the brackets and wires apply pressure regularly after your routine adjustment appointments.

Removable appliances
-Aligner: This appliance is a shell-like product that fits over the teeth. It is generally made of clear plastic to make it unnoticeable. To move the teeth, the shell is molded in a shape that pushes the teeth to the proper position.

Call Northshore Orthodontics today at 985-626-0160 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about orthodontic treatment in Mandeville, Louisiana. Our orthodontic team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to giving you the answers and information you’re looking for!