Do you have a dream smile? You can achieve your dream smile with an array of choices of braces at our Roseville, MN, location. We offer Invisalign clear aligners, along with traditional metal, ceramic and lingual braces. So no matter your needs, we have a solution for you. Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Walter Hunt, Dr. Kyle Hunt, or Dr. Andrew Heinisch!
What Are Braces and What Do They Do?
Braces are a type of dental appliance used to correct teeth alignment. They work by applying pressure to the teeth over time, gradually shifting them into the desired position. Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces, but other options are also available, such as Invisalign clear aligners, ceramic braces and lingual braces.
Our Braces Options in Roseville, MN
We typically recommend braces for people who have crooked or misaligned teeth. We can also use them to correct other dental issues, such as an overbite or an underbite. In some cases, we may also recommend braces for people who have difficulty chewing or speaking correctly due to misaligned teeth.
We offer Invisalign clear aligners along with traditional metal, ceramic, and lingual braces at our Roseville, MN, location.
Invisalign is a type of brace that uses clear tray aligners. The aligners are a solid piece of plastic that is strong enough to put pressure on specific parts of your teeth to slowly move them into a better position. As the name suggests, this product is designed to make orthodontic treatment “less conspicuous.”
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces used today. They are made of high-grade stainless steel and attached to the teeth’ front with dental adhesive. The wire that runs through the braces is attached to brackets, which can be made of metal or ceramic.
Ceramic braces are made of clear or tooth-colored ceramic brackets and are less visible than traditional metal braces. Like conventional braces, they are bonded (glued) to your teeth with a specialized dental adhesive. Clear elastic ties (tiny rubber bands) hold the wire onto the ceramic brackets.
If you’re looking for an orthodontic treatment that can give great results without compromising your appearance, lingual braces may be the right option. Lingual braces are an orthodontic treatment that uses brackets and wires to straighten teeth, but unlike traditional braces, they are placed on the back side of the teeth. Many adult and teenage patients prefer the more discreet way to achieve a straighter smile with lingual braces. While they may require a bit more adjustment than traditional braces, lingual braces are custom-made for each patient, ensuring a comfortable and effective treatment experience.
The time that braces take to work varies from person to person. In general, it takes about two years for braces to work. However, some people may need to wear them for a shorter period, while others may need to wear them for a more extended period. The best way to estimate the time required for your braces is to schedule a consultation with our team in Roseville.
Caring for braces is relatively simple. You will need to brush your teeth twice daily and floss once daily. You should also avoid eating hard or sticky foods and chewing on ice or other hard objects. It is also essential to avoid biting your nails or chewing on your lips, as this can damage the braces.
Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is essential when you have braces. You should also avoid sugary and acidic foods and hard or sticky foods. Some good food options for people with braces include applesauce, mashed potatoes, soft-cooked vegetables, and yogurt.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
The cost of braces varies depending on the type of braces you choose and the severity of your dental issue. For example, Ceramic braces may be more expensive than metal braces. Schedule an appointment at our Roseville facility, and we will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth to estimate the cost of your treatment.
Quality Braces at Personal Care Dentistry
With our braces, you’ll get the perfect smile. Plus, our Roseville location offers convenient hours and plenty of parking. We want to make it easy for you to get the beautiful smile you deserve.