Do you or your children need braces? Traditional metal braces are still the most popular braces, and they work well for most people. Clear aligners are a newer technology growing in popularity because they are less visible and more comfortable than metal braces.
We offer both types to suit the needs of every patient in Clifton, New Jersey, so that they can choose the option that is best for them.
What Are Braces and Why Do People Get Them?
They are devices that we use to align and straighten teeth. People wear them for a variety of reasons. Some people have teeth that are crowded or spaced too far apart, while others have teeth that are not aligned correctly. We can also use them to treat more complex dental problems, such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
Types of Braces in Clifton, NJ
We offer two main types at Dental Spa of Broad Street: metal braces and clear aligners.
- Metal Braces
Metal braces are the most popular type. They are made from high-quality stainless steel and are very strong and durable.
They are less visible than they used to be. We offer various color options to make them even less noticeable or customizable to match your child’s personality. For example, some of our patients use the colors of their favorite sports team.
Metal braces are the “tried and true” option that has been around for a long time. They are reliable, affordable, and the best-suited option for patients who need treatment for moderate to severe tooth alignment issues.
- Clear Aligners From Invisalign
Clear aligners are a newer technology that is growing in popularity. They are made from transparent plastic and are virtually invisible when worn. Clear aligners are also more comfortable to wear than metal braces, and you can remove them for eating and cleaning.
How Do They Work?
They work by applying gentle pressure to the teeth over time. This pressure slowly moves the teeth into the desired position.
With metal braces, you’ll occasionally come into the office so that Dr. Nawlo or Dr. Shadid can adjust them and ensure they are working as intended. With clear aligners, you’ll come in occasionally for your next set in the aligner series. Each clear aligner set applies measured pressure to the teeth to guide them in the right direction.
The Benefits of Getting Braces
There are many benefits to getting braces, both cosmetic and functional.
Cosmetically, can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. They can help give you a confidence boost by delivering a dazzling, healthy-looking smile that you will be proud to show off.
Functionally, can improve your oral health by correcting alignment issues that could lead to more serious dental problems. For example, wearing them can help prevent tooth wear and gum disease if you have an overbite.
Who is a Candidate for Braces?
They are not just for teenagers. Many children benefit from them, and many adults need orthodontic treatment, appreciating the newer, more discrete treatment options such as clear aligners.
The best way to find out if you are a candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nawlo or Dr. Shadid. We will examine your teeth and discuss your treatment options during your consultation.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Treatment time with braces varies depending on the individual case. In general, treatment with metal braces takes between 18 and 24 months. Treatment with clear aligners can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months.
The Cost of Braces
The cost varies depending on the type and the severity of the case. In general, metal braces are less expensive than clear aligners.
We offer various payment options to make treatment more affordable, and we will work with you to find a payment plan that fits your budget.
Brace Yourself for the Best Possible Dental Care
We want our patients to have healthy and beautiful smiles, and we believe that orthodontic treatment is an integral part of achieving this goal. We provide high-quality care with braces at an affordable price. You or your child will have a beautiful smile in no time with our orthodontic treatment.
Schedule a free consultation today on our website.