Types of Braces
Traditional braces made of metal are the most prevalent form of braces, and modern versions of these appliances are more pleasant than ever before. Your teeth may be straightened using metal brackets and archwires attached to your teeth by metal braces. Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel. You have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) to metal braces, giving you the ability to create a more distinctive and eye-catching grin.
Traditional braces and self-ligating braces both use metal and plastic for their construction. Self-ligating braces, on the other hand, do not need the use of elastics, which results in fewer visits and less friction being imposed on the teeth. Traditional metal, ceramic, or even transparent brackets may be found on a set of self-ligating braces. They are the same size as traditional metal braces, but instead of elastics, they make use of an unique clip that is attached to the archwire to assist guide teeth into the correct position. Because there are no elastics that need to be replaced, the clip helps lessen the amount of pressure that is imposed on the tooth and needs fewer modifications than other retainers.
Clear braces made of ceramic
Ceramic braces are constructed of materials that are transparent, and as a result, they are less noticeable when they are attached to your teeth than metal braces. Because of this, ceramic braces are often reserved for usage on older adolescents and adult patients who are concerned about their appearance. Ceramic braces are bigger and more fragile than their metal counterparts, thus maintaining good dental hygiene while wearing them is more difficult. This is despite the fact that ceramic braces are less noticeable to the naked eye. Because of these factors, ceramic braces are often applied on the front teeth of the upper jaw rather than the bottom teeth.
Clear aligners are an alternative to traditional metal braces that straighten your teeth using a set of removable, clear, and pleasant acrylic trays. Since the aligners are removable, you’ll have more freedom to eat and drink anything you want while undergoing treatment. Additionally, cleaning your teeth and flossing will be simpler with the aligners out of the way. The aligners are pleasant to wear and do not include any metal, which would otherwise irritate the mouth and create abrasions.