Tuesday, April 18, 2023

6 Reasons to Love Your Braces

Your braces are an investment in your smile, your health, and your overall well-being. Braces can transform your teeth, give you a more comfortable bite, and provide you with a beautiful smile that will boost your confidence.

Braces can solve almost any orthodontic issue. Braces are customized to suit your needs and can help to improve a wide range of orthodontic issues. Whether you have crowding, spacing issues, an overbite, or a gummy smile, braces treatment can help.

Braces enhance your natural teeth. Rather than covering your smile with veneers, braces can fix your natural teeth. Not to mention, braces are cheaper than most transformative cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Straight teeth are healthy teeth. Braces don’t just enhance your smile; they can improve your oral health too. Straight teeth are easier to clean and when your teeth are easier to clean, you are less likely to develop cavities or infections. Oral health problems like worn enamel, gum recession, and side effects of grinding and clenching your teeth are also eliminated when teeth are shifted into proper alignment with braces.

Today’s braces are discrete. If you would like to avoid the look of metal brackets…you have options. For example, Soft Champagne Braces and Ceramic Braces, work just like metal braces…only better. Soft Champagne Braces and Ceramic Braces blend in with your teeth so you can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing.

Braces are temporary. Most patients will need to wear braces for around 18 to 24 months. For problems that are harder to correct, or for our older patients, treatment may take a little longer. If you have less severe issues or are a good candidate for clear aligners like Invisalign, treatment may take as little as 6 to 12 months.

The results are incredible! With braces, you can get the beautiful straight smile you have always wanted. Not to mention, having straighter teeth can improve your facial profile and align your jaw which can drastically improve your appearance.

From conventional metal braces to Invisalign Dr. Medina and her team have a treatment option that is right for you! If you want to learn more about how braces can improve your smile, call Medina Orthodontics to schedule an appointment.


Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Four Types of Braces to Fit Your Lifestyle

Medina Orthodontics

Your smile influences your whole life. At Medina Orthodontics, we offer four types of braces to help transform your smile.

Traditional Metal Braces - Metal braces are the most common type of braces used in our practice because they are remarkably effective. However, unlike earlier metal braces, the Metal Braces we use today offer a low-profile approach that enhances both aesthetics and patient comfort. Made of nickel-free high-grade steel, today’s metal braces are much smaller than those in the past. We also offer a variety of colored elastics which may be changed at most appointments.

Soft Champagne Braces - Champagne-colored brackets are made of stainless-steel metal and ceramic, which gives them a beautiful champagne-color finish. Because of their light and attractive champagne color, they appear brighter, smaller, and less noticeable. Soft Champagne Braces work just like any other braces, but they are more appealing and aesthetic. If you’re worried that getting traditional metal braces will ruin your look and style, Soft Champagne Braces are a great choice.

Ceramic Braces - Ceramic braces work just like traditional silver braces, however, they are made of a tooth-colored ceramic material and are nearly invisible. Ceramic Braces offer the ultimate combination of aesthetics and performance to our patients. They are ultra-small translucent brackets, made of an innovative ceramic material for an attractive appearance. They are designed to blend with your natural tooth color and are resistant to staining and discoloration throughout treatment. Ceramic Braces also have dome-shaped design to aid in patient comfort.

Clear Aligners - Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without the use of metal braces. Invisalign uses a series of custom-made clear trays that cover your teeth and gently push them into the proper position over time. Because they are clear and can be taken off, they are less noticeable than traditional braces. With Invisalign clear aligners there are no metal brackets or wires to detract from your smile while undergoing treatment. Invisalign clear aligners are made from BPA-free plastic, and they are often more comfortable than traditional silver braces.

At Medina Orthodontics we are serious about getting the best possible result with the least amount of discomfort in the fastest time possible. Schedule your consultation today and smile with confidence tomorrow.


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