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April 20th 2023

How Orthodontics Can Reflect Your Personality

personality braces orthodontics center city philadelphiaSome orthodontic patients don’t have a choice about the type of dental braces they’re best suited for. The condition of their teeth and bite indicates exactly the treatment they need. Others with less complex misalignment have more options. Whichever category you fall into, the orthodontics you opt to undergo can be tweaked to suit your personality from beginning to end.

Do You Have a Say in the Type of Braces You Get?

Everyone has different priorities when it comes to why they’re getting braces. Some need to get their teeth into alignment because of ongoing oral health complications, like regular cavities or jaw pain. Others want to look like the best version of themselves and get a straight smile without cosmetic dentistry.

No matter your goals, your Philadelphia orthodontist reviews your teeth and mouth, takes digital x-rays and 3D images, and makes recommendations about the best orthodontic treatment for your needs. From there, it’s a conversation about the orthodontics that are best for you and the budget and timeline you’re comfortable with.

Tweaking the Look of Your Orthodontics

Instead of feeling like just another “brace face,” teens can show off their personal style through colorful braces. Adults can fly under the radar and hide that they’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Once the decision has been made to get metal brackets and wires or clear Invisalign aligners, personality really begins to shine through.

Here are some of the categories that braces wearers fall into:

  • Minimalist: Invisalign wearers firmly fit into the minimalist group. Clear aligners are the most under-the-radar choice of braces available. The trays are thin, smooth, and clear so they’re not visible on the teeth. If you like to keep a low profile, this option is for you.
  • Pseudo minimalist: Maybe you or your teen wants Invisalign but it isn’t the right choice given the bite problems or crowding present in your teeth. Enter an excellent alternative that keeps you in the minimalist category: clear braces. Tooth-colored or clear brackets, wires, and elastics all blend into enamel for a streamlined look. It’s still obvious that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment but it’s far more subtle.
  • Loves color: Many teens, even those who initially shunned the idea of hardware on their teeth, quickly embrace the opportunity that metal braces provide to show preferences and personality. At every check-up, the elastics that hold the wires in place and move teeth around are changed. There are so many colors to choose from and the wearer can mix and match shades for the season, holidays, or favorite colors.

Get Personalized Braces in Center City

Getting braces, for teenagers especially, can feel like one more thing that they have to do that makes them look just like their peers. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the teen’s frame of mind. Ultimately, though, they adjust to braces because the result will eventually be a gorgeous, straight smile – and many patients decide that they might as well have fun along the way.

Find out if you or your teen qualifies for Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, or conventional braces from Philadelphia Orthodontists. Schedule a consultation with Drs. Roberts & de Marsche in Center City

Roberts & de Marsche Orthodontics

William W. Roberts III, D.M.D & Tanja J. de Marsche, D.M.D
Orthodontists in Woodinville WA

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