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Are you trying to decide if a straight smile is worth time in braces? If so, Dr. Joseph Basile and our orthodontic team would like you to know that a straight, healthy, and beautiful smile is always worth it. To help you feel better about the idea, let’s talk about how orthodontic technology has improved over the years.

First of all, braces are better looking now. They’re smaller and simpler with decorative bands. Ceramic braces are like metal braces which contain tooth-colored bands and wires, so they are harder to see. Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth, so they align the smile without anyone noticing. Invisalign® is a clear, nearly invisible aligner that can straighten your teeth discretely.

These new kinds of braces are better in performance too. That’s because the hardware consists of nickel and copper titanium wires which apply pressure to the brackets and move the teeth using the natural heat of your body. These braces don’t have to be tightened or adjusted as often.

Third, you have many orthodontic options for straightening your smile. You can use clear braces, AcceleDent® braces, ceramic braces, clear aligners, Invisalign aligners, self-ligating braces, lingual braces, and more. These options can recover the health and appearance of your smile all while giving you the control, comfort, and convenience you seek.

If you have any queries about the advancements with braces in Lakeville, Minnesota, please give Orthodontic Specialists, P.A. in Lakeville, Minnesota, a call. Just dial 952-469-6760 and our orthodontic team will be excited to help you!