Types of Braces

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common kind of braces, and they are now more comfortable than ever. Metal braces employ steel brackets and archwires to straighten your teeth. To produce a unique and colorful smile, colored elastics (rubber bands) may be placed on metal braces.


Self-Ligating Braces

All self-ligating braces are made of the same materials as standard braces. Because self-ligating braces do not use elastics, they need fewer sessions and cause less friction on the teeth. Traditional metal, ceramic, or translucent brackets with self-ligating bracing are offered. Unlike regular braces, they use a special clip rather than elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into alignment. Because there are no elastics to replace, the clip helps to relieve strain on the teeth.


Clear Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces, which are made of translucent materials, are less visible on your teeth than metal braces. As a consequence, ceramic braces are often utilized on older adolescents and adults who are self-conscious about their looks. Ceramic braces are larger and more delicate than metal braces, thus they need more attention to oral cleanliness even if they are less visible. As a result, ceramic braces are more often used on the upper front teeth than the lower ones.


Clear Aligners

Transparent aligners, as opposed to braces, are a series of clear, removable, and pleasant acrylic trays. In addition to being almost invisible, the aligners are also readily removable, allowing you to eat and drink as you like during treatment. This also simplifies brushing and flossing. During treatment, the aligners are comfortable to wear and contain no metal that might cause dental abrasions.


Lingual Braces

Because your braces are lingual, or behind the teeth, they are “invisible” when you smile. Because each pair of metal braces for lingual braces is custom-made for you, they are custom-fit to your mouth and teeth. Linguistic braces are a possible option for professional athletes, actors/actresses, and musicians who play wind instruments.

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