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Which Style of Braces Is Best for You?

Not everyone in San Leandro is born with perfectly aligned teeth. If you’re having problems with your teeth, your orthodontist may recommend that you get braces. These are four types of braces available:

Traditional braces.Traditional, stainless steel braces are the most inexpensive. A thin wire helps put pressure on the teeth and slowly move them to the desired place. The main drawback to metal braces is their visibility, but they’re also known to cause irritation in the gums and cheeks during the first few weeks of wearing them.

Ceramic braces. Ceramic braces are made to blend in with your teeth, but at a much higher cost. They’re held in place by either clear elastic ties or white metal ties, depending on the patient’s choice. Built to withstand stain, however, the ties are a different story and can easily become discolored.

Lingual braces. Lingual braces are completely out of conventional sight. These braces are tucked behind the teeth and cost much more than metal or ceramic. Aside from the cost, they’re not ideal for most cases. These types of braces can also get in the way of the tongue, which may cause speech problems and/or injuries.

Invisible braces. Invisalign, or invisible braces, are not like your conventional braces – you’re required to wear custom-fitted aligners 20 hours a day, removing them only when you’re eating or brushing your teeth. The biggest drawback is that it’s easy to lose the trays and replacing them can be quite costly.


Contact Creative Dimensions Dentistry in Castro Valley, CA at 510-881-8010 to schedule an appointment for a checkup today. 

Creative Dimensions Dentistry proudly serves Castro Valley, San Leandro, Hayward, Oakland, Fremont, Russell City and all surrounding areas.

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