Braces have been there for a long time in treating dental problems. But When we talk about dental braces, what is it that comes to the mind? Why do people require braces? At Dr. Gowds Dental Clinic, we provide a wide range of orthodontic treatments. Dental braces fall under the category of orthodontic treatments for correction and alignment of teeth.
The idea of dental braces is to produce a force on one tooth in a particular controlled direction and amount, to move the tooth in such a manner that the entire teeth set to fall in place.
Types of Dental Braces
There are four types of dental braces. These include:
Traditional metal braces
The first picture that comes to mind while talking about braces is the metal wire stuck to your teeth. It is one of the most effective yet not a much-prefered treatment one due to the appearance it gives. The main disadvantage with metal braces is that food gets stuck in them and is quite a task to clean them since they are mostly fixed braces.
Ceramic braces are of the same shape and size as the metal braces, with the only difference that they have tooth coloured braces and even wires for those who don’t want their dental braces to be noticeable.
Lingual braces are different from traditional traditional dental braces. They are placed behind the teeth and are therefore virtually invisible. Usually, lingual brackets are made of metal. Orthodontists need specialised training to treat patients with lingual braces since the treatment is slightly complicated.
How can lingual braces benefit you?
- Lingual braces provide better aesthetics and are invisible as they are fixed in the gaps of your teeth wear on the lingual side of teeth.
- Lingual braces are a good option for adults and teens who are extensively exposed to the limelight.
- Lingual braces do not distort the lip contours and are virtually undetectable.
- They provide the same results as conventional braces at the same timelines.
Invisalign braces contain 18-30 custom made mouth-guard like plastic aligners that are transparent. These are made based on how your teeth alignment gradually happens. Invisalign braces are removable dental braces, which are replaced every two weeks.