Types of Braces

Your smile is the masterpiece that paints every interaction. At Keyser Orthodontics, we understand the profound impact a confident smile can have on your self-esteem, and we’re here to guide you on a transformative journey. Led by Raleigh native, Dr. Mary Morgan Bitler Keyser, our practice in Raleigh and Knightdale, NC, is not just about orthodontics; it’s about crafting a radiant smile that reflects your individuality. If you’ve been contemplating braces or Invisalign, consider this your invitation to a smile transformation beyond straightening teeth.

Why Should You

Straighten Your Teeth?

Straightening your teeth is not just about achieving a visually appealing smile; it encompasses a myriad of benefits that can positively impact both your oral health and overall well-being. First and foremost, aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of plaque buildup, cavities, and gum disease. Properly aligned teeth and bite limit wear and breakdown of teeth when they function in their correct position. Alignment also contributes¬† to more effective chewing, aiding digestion and promoting better nutrition. Beyond the functional aspects, a straight and confident smile can boost self-esteem and improve social and professional interactions. Addressing misalignments can often alleviate issues like jaw pain and discomfort, enhancing overall comfort and reducing the risk of oral health problems in the long run. Investing in orthodontic treatment is not just an investment in aesthetics; it’s a commitment to a healthier, more confident, and ultimately happier version of yourself.

How do I Know if I Need Braces?

Determining if you need braces involves a combination of self-awareness, professional assessment, and consideration of potential orthodontic issues. Common signs that may indicate the need for braces include crooked or crowded teeth, noticeable gaps, an overbite or underbite, difficulty in chewing or biting, jaw pain, and speech issues. If you’re concerned about the alignment of your teeth or experience discomfort while chewing or speaking, you should schedule a consultation with an orthodontic professional like Dr. Keyser.

  • Dr. Keyser and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommend an initial orthodontic evaluation for children around the age of 7. This exam allows her to assess jaw and tooth development, identify potential issues, and plan for future treatment if necessary. However, orthodontic treatment is not limited to childhood; people of all ages can benefit from braces or aligners. Adolescence is common for orthodontic intervention, taking advantage of growth spurts, while adults can also achieve remarkable results. The key is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Keyser to discuss your unique situation, goals, and the most suitable treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Metal Braces:

Time-Tested Durability

For those who appreciate a classic approach, metal braces stand as a reliable and durable option. These braces, crafted from stainless steel, utilize a system of brackets and wires to gradually guide teeth into their optimal positions. At Keyser Orthodontics, our metal braces have evolved to offer a more comfortable and efficient experience, and the customizable colored bands add a touch of personal style to make your orthodontic journey uniquely yours.

Clear Braces:

Subtle Elegance

Embrace the subtlety of clear braces, an excellent choice for those seeking a more discreet orthodontic solution. Clear braces, composed of translucent or tooth-colored materials, blend seamlessly with your natural tooth color, making them a less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces. Clear braces provide effective treatment without compromising aesthetics, allowing you to showcase your smile confidently.

At Keyser Orthodontics, we offer both conventional ceramic braces as a top aesthetic option and Lightforce braces, which are customized, 3D-printed esthetic braces.

Invisalign: Virtually Invisible Alignment

Experience the epitome of discretion with Invisalign, a revolutionary orthodontic solution that transcends traditional braces. Invisalign consists of a series of clear, removable aligners custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth. As you progress through each set of aligners, your teeth gradually shift into their desired positions. The virtually invisible nature of Invisalign allows you to undergo orthodontic treatment with minimal impact on your daily life, offering the freedom to eat, brush, and floss without the constraints of traditional braces.

Why Choose Keyser Orthodontics for Your Orthodontic Journey?

Keyser Orthodontics is a premier choice in the Triangle when selecting the ideal orthodontic treatment for your unique needs. Dr. Mary Morgan Keyser and our dedicated team are committed to providing personalized care, ensuring that your orthodontic experience is effective, efficient, and tailored to your preferences.

Personalization: Tailoring Your Smile Journey

At Keyser Orthodontics, we recognize that every smile is as unique as the individual it belongs to. That’s why we offer a range of treatment options, allowing you to choose the one that aligns (pun intended!) with your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences. Whether you prefer the classic strength of metal braces, the subtle elegance of clear braces, or the virtually invisible alignment with Invisalign, our personalized approach ensures that your journey to a radiant smile is uniquely yours.

Expertise and Innovation: Crafting Confident Smiles

Led by board-certified orthodontist Dr. Mary Morgan Keyser, our practice combines expertise with innovative orthodontic solutions. We stay at the forefront of advancements in the field, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care. From traditional metal braces to the cutting-edge technology of Invisalign, Keyser Orthodontics embraces a comprehensive approach to crafting confident smiles.

Comfortable and Welcoming Environment

Beyond the variety of braces options, Keyser Orthodontics offers a comfortable and welcoming environment. Our patient-centric approach extends to various amenities, including a patient fridge with seltzer waters, a coffee/tea bar in the lobby, and a dedicated children’s corner with coloring and games. We strive to create a balance between a boutique, personalized atmosphere and a comfortable, family-friendly setting, ensuring that your visits are effective and enjoyable.

Your Smile, Your Choice of Braces in Raleigh, Knightdale, and the Triangle

Your journey to a radiant smile begins with choices, and at Keyser Orthodontics, we empower you to make the choice that best suits your individuality. Whether you opt for the classic strength of metal braces, the subtle elegance of clear braces, or the virtually invisible alignment with Invisalign, our commitment to personalized care remains unwavering. Dr. Mary Morgan Keyser and our team invite you to explore the world of braces at Keyser Orthodontics, where each option is a step towards the confident and uniquely beautiful smile you deserve. Schedule a free initial consultation today!

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