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Not everyone gets excited about wearing braces, although kids seem to love the colorful rubber bands and brackets that come with some braces. But for adults looking to straighten their teeth, putting on the brakes with more discreet options makes the idea of wearing braces much more palatable (pun intended).

When it comes to straightening your teeth, what matters most isn’t so much the system used as it is the dentist’s expertise in using said system. Our skilled dentists, Dr. Chris Trockel and Dr. Martin Trockel, have helped people of all ages straighten their teeth with various options and they can help you do the same.

Many have liked our clear Invisalign® aligners but they’re not everyone’s cup of green tea because they only work if you wear them. So even though they’re clear and removable, they’re not so great if you take them off for every “special” occasion that comes along, delaying the treatment time. So if you don’t have that kind of self-discipline, you’d do better wearing our non-removable braces which are still discreet.

Conventional vs. Self-Ligating Braces

When it comes to orthodontics there are basically two kinds of braces and brackets. Conventional or traditional braces use metal brackets and wires with colored rubber bands or a small steel wire that keeps it in the bracket. Self-ligating braces are worn like traditional braces, except for the ligature; there aren’t any elastics, rubber bands, or metals ties, rather, there are special clips or brackets to support the archwire. Your teeth don’t care what kind of bracket is used, they just respond to the force that is gradually shifting them into their desired position.

Dr. Chris and Martin Trockel offer lingual braces which you wear on the back of your teeth so you can straighten your teeth without the rest of the world squinting at you to see what’s flashing on your pearly whites. Lingual braces straighten your teeth around the clock without anyone noticing by customizing them to fit you. Wearing lingual braces, it doesn’t matter if you have a high-profile job, go to school, or travel and socialize a lot, you’ll be good to go for all occasions with no one being the wiser.

If you don’t mind wearing braces but would rather they don’t stand out, our Clarity™ ADVANCED braces fit the bill. These are clear, comfortable ceramic braces using smaller brackets than traditional braces do, and the brackets have rounded corners that keep them from irritating your soft oral tissues (hence the comfort).

When it comes to orthodontics, every orthodontic system works. How well it works depends on your orthodontist understanding and use of the system. Whether you’re an adult or young person wanting an aligned bite and straighter teeth, True Smile Orthodontics has your back. If you are in the Tulsa or Bixby, Oklahoma, area, go ahead and give us a call at 918-364-2222. Our team of experts is here to help your smile look and feel your best!