Cosmetic Braces

Cosmetic Braces

Advanced dentistry now grants many options to have a straight and beautiful smile. One of the most popular ones is cosmetic braces. Cosmetic braces can help straighten your teeth and promote overall oral health, as well as give you a more pleasing smile. No matter whether you wish to fix your crooked or misaligned teeth, getting braces would be the best option to have a straight smile.

What are the orthodontic issues that cosmetic braces look into?

Just like traditional braces, cosmetic braces help in treating the following issues:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Spaces in between teeth
  • An underbite
  • An open bite 
  • A deep overbite.

What are cosmetic braces?

Cosmetic braces are another form of traditional braces that help align your teeth to the desired position within the minimum amount of time. 

What are cosmetic braces made of?

Cosmetic braces are made of ceramic or composite materials. The wires used to move teeth are made with super-elastic nitanium metals coated with white to hide their metallic look. These braces are easy to wear and very light as well.

What are the different types of cosmetic braces?

There are two different types of cosmetic braces:

Traditional fixed braces: Just like traditional braces, these braces are bonded to your teeth, but instead of metal, they are made of natural materials to blend with the color of your teeth.

Removable braces: These removable braces are clear and are for people who want to have straight teeth without making it too obvious that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

How is the process involved in getting cosmetic braces?

When you visit our dentist at Healthy Smiles of Birmingham to get your cosmetic braces, one of our dentists will clean your teeth and place a bonding agent. After that, the cosmetic braces are carefully glued on each tooth’s surface. Then, a thin super-elastic wire is placed inside the braces slot. Our dentist will give you the necessary instructions on taking care of the braces. 

How long is the straightening process with these braces?

The time of treatment entirely depends on the severity of the malocclusion cases. But, in most cases, cosmetic braces have proven to take much less time than the traditional orthodontic treatment method.


If you wish to get cosmetic braces, you can call us at (205) 875-4650 and schedule your appointment with our dentist at our dental office located at 100 Heatherbrooke Park Dr Suite A, Birmingham, AL 35242.

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