our smile can give your confidence or cause you to feel a little embarrassed. Fair or not, how straight your teeth are can affect how willing you are to share your smile … and that can affect how you are perceived by the people you meet.
The good news is that anyone — including adults — can take steps to improve their smiles with orthodontic treatments. And at Panama City Smiles, you have a variety of options for how you can make those changes.
Today, you can read about different ways you could straighten your teeth, which can boost your confidence in your smile and be good for your oral health. To schedule a consultation with one of our doctors in Panama City, FL, call 850-588-0185 today.
Start with the Basics
Orthodontic care has been proven to work on a number of issues:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Teeth with gaps between them
- Open bites
You may have or a combination of these issues. We have solutions for all of them, and we can give you the information you need to decide which treatment is right for you.
Metal Braces — This is what many people think of when they think of braces. Metal brackets and wires have worked for decades to fix alignment problems. This system pushes and pulls your teeth where you want them to be. This can improve the overall appearance of your teeth. It also makes your teeth easier to brush and floss, which is good for your oral health, too.
Ceramic Braces — Many people would like braces, but either can’t or don’t want to have metal on their teeth. Ceramic braces more closely match the color of your smile so they are less noticeable.
Lingual Braces — For patients who prefer to hide their braces completely, lingual braces may be a good option. Lingual (from the Latin lingua or “tongue”) are placed on the back of your teeth. They correct the same issue as traditional or ceramic braces, just from the other side of your smile.
ClearCorrect — ClearCorrect is another option for people who want to be discreet about their orthodontic care. Instead of brackets and wires, ClearCorrect users wear custom-made clear aligners. When placed over your teeth, the aligners seems to disappear, which is why some people have referred to them as “invisible braces.” ClearCorrect is generally better for people with mild or moderate alignment issues.
You Can Make a Change
Many people mistakenly believe that orthodontic treatments only work when people are younger. The truth is that you can change the position of your teeth as an adult. In fact, roughly 1 in 4 orthodontic patients in the United States today is an adult.
In other words, whether you are interested in braces for your teen or clear aligners for yourself, you can do something about your smile. Start by calling 850-588-0185 or