There is no doubt that orthodontic treatment (commonly known as braces), is one of the most requested forms of dental treatment these days. The demand for a perfect smile has increased tenfold over the past few years. Social media have changed the way we perceive beauty. Nowadays, a perfect smile is not only a desire, but very much a necessity. For these reasons, it is only natural that the search term “orthodontic treatment Berkley, MI” has gained a lot of attention recently.
How does orthodontic treatment work?
Orthodontics is the art and science of moving teeth and adjusting bones. All forms of braces work towards that goal. If you have crowded teeth, spaces between your teeth, mal-aligned teeth, or problems with the jaw bones themselves as an overbite or an underbite, then you could definitely benefit from braces.
What are the available options for orthodontic treatment?
In the past, there was only one option, and that is metallic braces. Metallic braces are still available and very effective, but is not highly in request since they look very ugly. Most of today’s inventions in the field aim towards tackling that problem in particular. The options available are:
- Clear Braces:
Instead of metallic brackets and wires, clear braces are similarly designed but are made of clear, transparent ceramic material. They are not invisible per say, but are far better looking than their metallic counterparts. In addition, the wires are coated with a white material, and the elastics are transparent, all aiming to make the braces as less ugly as possible.
- Lingual Braces:
Lingual braces are attached to the inner surface of the teeth opposite the tongue rather than the outer surface. So for someone looking straight at you, it is very difficult for them to see. Lingual braces are a bit more expensive, but are definitely worth it to keep the appearance acceptable.
The epitome of orthodontic treatment nowadays. Invisalign has no brackets, wires or elastics. Instead, replacing the brackets and wires, a number of transparent plastic molds called aligners fit the outer surface of the teeth without being attached to them. As you can imagine, Invisalign is better in pretty much every way that counts. It looks better, is more accurate, has a shorter treatment time frame, and most importantly, you can remove them as desired, making teeth cleaning and oral hygiene a lot easier and much more effective.
Where can I find a great provider for orthodontic treatment Berkley, MI trusts?
If you happen to live in MI, look no further than MI’s own Dr. Jerek Petrous. He has been practicing for more than 10 years, and is a member of several prestigious foundations such as the American Association of Orthodontists, and The American Dental Association. MI metro area also recognize him as the top orthodontist in the region for the past 5 years running.
If you need to know more, Dr. Jerek Petrous, Dr. John Marx and the team at Petrous Orthodontics are experts in orthodontic treatment. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Berkley MI, Madison Heights MI, or would like to schedule an complementary consultation with Dr. Jerek Petrous or Dr. John Marx contact Petrous Orthodontics at: (248) 588-2020