Are you lucky enough to have the perfect teeth? If not, don’t worry Orthodontic treatment can create a difference in your life. If your child’s teeth are crooked, crowded, or even wide gaps, then orthodontic treatment will be the best treatment to consider. However, there are many options in braces that your orthodontists will tell you, depending on your teeth condition. The following are the types of braces to correct your misaligned teeth.
- Traditional Braces
- Ceramic Braces
- Metal Braces
- Lingual Braces
Let your Orthodontist choose the appropriate treatment method and follow his instructions to have better teeth.
The 4 types of teeth braces:
- Traditional Braces:
It is one of the oldest types of braces used in the early days, but now the structure has changes and lightweight braces are also available. It is made from high-grade stainless steel and have metal brackets attached to each tooth with tooth cement. It is connected with a thin archwire and it puts pressure on the teeth to move them slowly in the correct position. The archwires are connected using elastics known as ligatures or o-rings. On your visits, your orthodontist will change each time and tightens the braces. In few traditional braces, brackets but no o- rings, they are known as self-ligating braces.
- Ceramic Braces:
The function of ceramic braces is the same that of traditional braces. Ceramic braces look clearer and are made of transparent ceramic material. The braces are less visible to others and are the popular choice for adults. Using tooth-colored ceramic braces is more appealing than metal or white wire braces, as metal braces becomes discolored and can cause discoloration on your teeth. It is a popular choice for adults who prefer a subtle look. Also, if you wish to attend any functions or have to attend any events, clear braces are a must.
- Metal braces:
Traditional braces and metal braces are the most common types of braces used worldwide for over 100 years. In the past, braces used to look bulky and were noticeable, but now as dentistry has evolved you can find the braces that are:
- Comfortable to use
Such happened due to innovations and advanced technologies in dentistry. However, these braces are popular among children and adolescent kids. Very easy to use, just were the brackets on the teeth and connect them with the wire. The wire is tied with elastic ties. After every 4 to 8 weeks, you need to visit your orthodontist. Your doctor will check your teeth and accordingly adjust the wire.
- Lingual Braces:
The other name of Lingual braces is inside braces, and these braces are custom made. Lingual braces are designed in a proper way that it fit inside and sit on the tooth. The wire joins the brackets together and pulls the teeth in the correct position. As these braces are custom made, so it takes longer to fit. These braces are most common amongst adults and are challenging as you need to keep them clean. It may also affect speech, which we have noticed in some of our patients. As these braces are not noticeable from the outside, you can opt for them if you are self-conscious about your look. However, the braces are not seen, but the elastic bands are prominent when you wore.
Remember, Orthodontics is the best investment for your teeth, so if you want to have perfect teeth, then take the help of the expect. Skill plays a vital role in the orthodontist who treats you, regardless of what technology you use to align your teeth. Whatever treatment you choose, all kinds of orthodontic treatments are common. If you wish to make your teeth look perfect, then call us. Our experts are here to answer all your queries and guide you.