COLUMBIA, SC, February 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The last time you looked in the mirror, were you happy with the smile that was flashing back at you? At Boyd Orthodontics
, modern technology and personalized care are the ingredients that ensure your smile will last a lifetime.
Planning Now Can Save You Later
It's no secret that an early phase of orthodontic treatment using appliances will direct the growth relationship of the upper and lower jaws, thus providing a good relationship and adequate room for the eruption of all permanent teeth. So planning now can certainly save you in the long run. Fortunately modern orthodontic technology can benefit individuals of any age. Initial consultation with Dr. Richard Boyd
will provide information on the best course of treatment:
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Gold braces are similar to traditional metal braces in many ways. They are made of stainless steel, but are uniquely coated in gold. The gold coating may be considered a more cosmetic option than traditional metal braces. And, the cost of gold braces is surprisingly comparable to most clear braces.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Invisible Braces (Invisalign) for Adults and Teens
Clear appliances (such as Invisalign) use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing those aligners because they are invisible
! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore "invisible" when you smile. Lingual braces are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth, and therefore the metal appliances are created uniquely for you. Lingual braces are a very reasonable option for athletes, models, actors, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals.The Clock is Ticking
Remember, orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age. You're never too old (or young) to appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. Dr. Boyd and his staff are waiting for you at either of their two locations: In Columbia, SC at 5 Office Park Court (Tel: 803-788-7000), in Western Columbia SC at 4233 Devine Street (Tel: 803-743-9200) and at 4574 C Sunset Blvd in Lexington SC (Tel: 803-785-4460). Please visit our website at http://www.drrichardboyd.com/
or stop by our blog at www.bracesbycolumbiaorthodontist.com/
Contact Richard Boyd Orthodontics today for a free orthodontic consultation to learn more about orthodontics and what it can do for you or your child.---
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