Types of Braces

Types of Braces

There are many different types of braces on the market for you to choose from, and it is important that you know all of your options before you make a choice on which ones you want to straighten your teeth. Different braces have various benefits, and it is down to you to choose which are going to provide you with the best results. Here, we try to simplify & showcase some of the different brace types and the benefits that they could have for you.

Clear Braces

Clear braces are made of ceramic which is a clear material, meaning that they are less visible on your teeth than some of the other options on this list. It is usually the case that these are used for people who have some kind of cosmetic concerns such as older teenagers who are worried about the way that the braces are going to impact their confidence. Even though this is the case, if you do choose to get ceramic braces, you are going to have to have a larger focus on your oral hygiene. This is because ceramic braces are more brittle than the metal alternative. You are going to have to be especially careful if you choose to have ceramic braces.

Metal Braces

These are the traditional types of braces, and as such, they are the most common. Over the years, dentists have found ways to make them more comfortable for the wearer, which has led to the most comfortable metal braces ever being offered on the market right now. One of the benefits of metal braces is that even though some people don’t like how they look if you do need them, you have the option for your dentist to add some colorful bands to make your smile unique.

Metal braces use metal brackets and archwires to straighten your teeth by slowly pushing them into the position they need to be in. Your dentist will tighten them as, and when necessary, so you are going to need to visit them every couple of months to achieve that perfect smile.

Clear Aligners

Or, if you are looking for something a little bit different, then clear aligners might be the right choice for you. Instead of using metal or ceramic, this product is invisible and is the most modern version of teeth straightening. You can remove these when you want to eat, drink or brush your teeth, but other than that they need to stay in at all times. These aligners are comfortable to wear, so you don’t need to worry about any metal being in your mouth.

Usually made from acrylic, these products are made using 3D technology, to provide patients with the most comfortable teeth straightening treatment.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now know what the different types of braces are, and how they are going to benefit you depending on which type you choose.

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