Are Orthodontics Right for Me?

Find out the many ways your smile could benefit from wearing braces.

You’ve been looking at your smile and want to make a change. Perhaps you are tired of crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth. But Braces and Orthodonticswhat can you do? Is it time you talked to your dentist Dr. Shamoon about orthodontics in Fall River and how orthodontic dentistry could help your oral health?

There are several different kinds of orthodontic treatment options to choose from:

Traditional metal braces

These braces have gotten a bad rap as being bulky, painful and ugly but it’s important to note that these braces have certainly come a long way over the last couple of decades. In fact these braces are now lighter and made from better steel to help slowly move your teeth into the proper position. If you need more complex tooth movements to get a straighter smile your Fall River, MA general dentist will most likely recommend traditional braces since they are known to handle even the toughest of cases.

Ceramic braces

These braces work exactly like metal braces except that they are made from clear, ceramic material to offer a more attractive advantage over metal. This will also make the braces less visible to those around you, which may make this a better option for you. It’s important to be aware that the clear elastics worn on your braces can become discolored if not cared for properly. By brushing and flossing often enough you may be able to protect your braces. We can also offer other suggestions for keeping your clear braces clean.


Clear aligners have become a popular way to straighten smiles because adults and teens can wear their braces without anyone noticing. This means that you can feel confident talking amongst your peers and colleagues without worry. Clear, custom-made aligners are designed to comfortably fit over your upper and/or lower teeth to slowly shift teeth into the ideal position. You’ll wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss. Every two weeks you will replace your aligners for the next set in your treatment.

Think you may have found an orthodontic treatment that would suit you and your needs? Orthodontics can certainly go a long way to giving you the fabulous smile you want. To learn more about braces and what it takes to get them, contact Dentistry With a Smile, LLC in Fall River today to schedule your orthodontic consultation.