Whether you’re an adult or a child, you might be wondering what braces options you have and which choice is right for you.

Getting braces is a significant step towards a beautiful smile that you’ll love, and because it’s such a big step, you want to ensure that you make the right choice. There are many options out there when it comes to braces, some are extremely common, and some are only offered by a select number of dentists and orthodontists. So let’s take a closer look at the more widely offered options and their benefits. Keep reading to learn more.

Metal Braces 

Metal braces are the most common and also the most visible of all the braces options. Your orthodontist will adhere brackets to your teeth. Then, as the wires around the brackets are tightened, the teeth are forced to straighten. Metal braces can help with teeth straightening and aligning your jaw. There are also small colored rubber bands that go over the brackets that allow you to customize your set of braces, making them all your own.
For metal braces, you must see an orthodontist for installment, adjustments, and removal.

Ceramic Braces 

Ceramic braces are a popular choice for those who want their braces to be less conspicuous while still having the same effects as the traditional metal braces. They are made from ceramic and clear wires and rubber bands so that the brackets, wires, and bands blend in with the natural color of your teeth.
Ceramic braces are a popular choice for adults who require more intensive teeth and jaw aligning practices. You will also need to visit an orthodontist for installment, adjustments, and removal once the treatment is complete.

Lingual Braces 

Lingual braces are like traditional braces, but instead of adhering to the front of the teeth, they attach to the inside. Your orthodontist will have to determine whether the shape of your mouth and teeth are suitable for this option, but the size of the braces can vary, so they are still widely offered. It’s essential to note that lingual braces tend to be more expensive, and it can take longer to see results.
An orthodontic specialist is the only one who can offer lingual braces, and they do come with some food restrictions. Note that there are also food restrictions with ceramic and metal braces.

Invisalign Braces

Invisalign braces are the least conspicuous when it comes to all the braces options. They are a clear, retainer-like aligner. They are a bracketless alternative to traditional braces. These aligners are removable, so you can brush your teeth and eat normally. There are a series of aligners that you will switch into as your teeth are shifting and straightening.
Invisalign is one of the most popular options among adults and some teens and is administered by dentists and orthodontists alike. Since there are no brackets or adhering involved in the process, there are no food restrictions.

Get Invisalign at Oak Hills Dentistry

At Oak Hills Dentistry, we are proud to offer Invisalign clear aligners. Our exceptional dentists provide both family and cosmetic dentistry, which allows us to provide Invisalign. Whether you’re a child, teen, or adult, you’re sure to love the convenience and look of Invisalign. Plus, you won’t have to see a different specialist for fittings and adjustments. Instead, you’ll come to see us at Oak Hills Dentistry, where we’ll create your aligners and do your check-ups in our welcoming and friendly environment. When it comes to your braces options, the option is clear, Invisalign is the way to go!
Our office is in Layton, Utah, and we serve patients in many of the surrounding areas, including Syracuse and Clearfield. Are you ready to schedule a consultation with us? Contact us today to get started!