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Traditional Orthodontics – McMurray, PA

Straightening Smiles for Better Oral Health and Aesthetics

When choosing an orthodontist in McMurray, you want someone who can look at your current situation and map out a plan that will lead to a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile, right? Fortunately, at Cartwright Orthodontics, our team of experts understands the challenges that can come with crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, which is why we are pleased to offer traditional orthodontics in our McMurray office! This tried-and-true system of brackets and wires is proven to eliminate gaps, add necessary space, straighten crooked teeth, and bring overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites into better alignment. For decades, people have turned to traditional orthodontics for help. By scheduling an appointment with Dr. Cartwright or Dr. Palmer, you can feel confident that your future smile will be one that is worth the investment, so call us today!

Metal Braces

When thinking about braces, you might automatically envision the kind that consists of metal brackets and wires. The reason for this is that they are the most popular option for individuals, especially teenagers. Although they are a viable option for patients of all ages, most adults tend to gravitate toward less noticeable solutions (i.e., ceramic braces or clear aligners). However, metal braces are known for their effectiveness in creating straighter smiles. Using stainless steel brackets that are bonded to each tooth and an archwire that is threaded through each bracket, the orthodontic system applies pressure to your teeth, encouraging them to move in the right direction. Elastic bands secure the archwire to the brackets to hold it firmly in place as you watch your new smile move into proper alignment over the course of treatment.

Ceramic Braces

Similar to metal braces, the key difference between these two is that ceramic braces are less noticeable. Made of a translucent material, they offer a more appealing aesthetic than traditional metal brackets and wires. Although they are a bit more expensive, more fragile, and slightly larger, they are popular among adults and more mature teenagers who feel self-conscious about their appearance. You will find, however, that ceramic braces work much in the same way, ensuring that your teeth remain on the right track toward better alignment. By choosing ceramic braces, you’ll not only achieve the same great results as metal braces, but you’ll instead, enjoy a more subtle and discreet method of treatment because of their natural look.