Do you need the help of braces to straighten your teeth? If the answer is yes, then the next question is  how do you know which type of braces are best suited for you? There are a variety of braces that can help with teeth straightening, however, depending on your specific needs you may require a certain type. Check out the full list of braces below that we offer to our orthodontic patients in the Glen Ridge area.

Traditional Braces – These metal braces consist of brackets and wires that get placed on each individual tooth using a type of cement that keeps the bracket attached to the tooth. Once the brackets are placed on each tooth, they will be connected by an archwire which applies pressure to your teeth allowing them to position themselves overtime in their correct place.

Ceramic Braces – These types of braces are very similar to the traditional braces that were mentioned above except for the fact that they are made out of a clear ceramic material. Due to the fact that these braces are clear, many adults prefer these braces over traditional braces so they are less visible.

Lingual Braces – The great thing about these braces is that you don’t see them. Lingual braces go behind the teeth and are custom designed just for you.

Clear and Removable Aligners – If you need your teeth straightened but don’t want to worry about people noticing, then these aligners are perfect! These aligners are clear and plastic, similar to mouthguards and they can also be removed easily when need be. Another great thing about these aligners is that because they are removable, you can eat whatever you want without any restrictions. The important thing to remember is that you take them off before eating and remember to rinse your mouth before putting them back on because you don’t want to crack or get the aligners dirty.

At Papasikos Orthodontics our patients who are looking for a 5-star orthodontist in Glen Ridge NJ are never disappointed with their care. Remember that the type of braces that you end up with are based on your specific issues. Dr. Papasikos will help you decide which type of braces are right for you. For any questions or concerns you may have please contact our office at 973.744.2511 so our team can help you.