By Charles H. Dean DDS
January 31, 2019
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: braces  

Are you ready to straighten your teeth or correct a bite problem? Thanks to several orthodontic treatment options, you can choose the straightening method that's perfect for you. Your Beavercreek, OH, dentists Dr. Charles Dean and Dr. Christopher Cripe offer services and procedures that help you care for your smile.

Metal braces

Metal braces are the first thing you probably think about when you hear the word "braces." They consist of metal wires threaded through metal brackets cemented to your teeth. Regular adjustments are needed to change the tension of the wires.

The braces have been used for decades and offer an excellent way to realign teeth and correct a variety of bite problems, including overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites. Whether you have a mild, moderate or severe orthodontic problem, you can benefit from metal braces. Although metal braces are certainly effective, some people don't like the way they look.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces offer a less noticeable alternative to metal braces. Clear, tooth-colored or metal wires are passed through tooth-colored brackets. The braces can still be seen but aren't quite as obvious as metal braces. Ceramic braces improve teeth position and treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems.


Invisalign completely eliminates the need for wires and brackets. Your Beavercreek dentist will give you a series of clear, removable aligner trays that fit snugly over your teeth. The trays are custom-created from digital impressions, images and Xrays off your teeth and exert constant pressure on your teeth. Each tray accomplishes a specific straightening goal and is worn for about two weeks.

Invisalign offers a more discreet, convenient option if you have mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Thanks to their clear construction, the aligners are practically invisible. They're removed when you eat or brush or floss your teeth, but are usually worn for about 22 hours daily.

Improve your smile with orthodontic treatment! Call your Beavercreek Dental Group in Beavercreek, OH serving the Fairborn and Dayton, OH areas, at (937) 429-3160 to schedule an appointment.


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