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As we begin the downward slide into the final stretches of the year, the weather may take a turn for the worse, but our oral health should be as strong as ever. With the many breaks that the winter holidays provide us, now is the perfect time to come in and get the braces you’ve always wanted. There are many types to choose from, all with their own distinct set of advantages. Below is a list of the most common types of braces:

– Metal Braces: Metal braces are the most commonly used brackets. Metal brackets are glued to each tooth, and wires connect each bracket. Rubber bands are also required.

– Ceramic Braces: Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, but not as visible. They offer more aesthetic and cosmetic appeal over traditional metal braces.

– Lingual Braces: Lingual braces are similar to metal braces, but lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth, not the visible front.

– Invisalign® Clear Aligners: Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible aligners that can be removed daily.

What do you value most in your braces? If you would like to discuss your options, please make an appointment with Dr. Greg Atwood by contacting our wonderful team at Atwood Family Dental via phone at 432.337.6165. You can also stop by our office in Odessa, Texas. Visit us, and you will never stop smiling!