Types of Braces
Braces create the perfect smile by placing a constant and gentle force on the teeth which help them to slowly yet efficiently move into the correct position. When teeth are in the right position, the person will experience better dental and overall health benefits. There are different types of braces which one can use such as clear braces, metal braces or lingual braces. Learn more about each type below:
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Lingual braces (also known as invisible braces) are attached to the inside surfaces of the teeth that face the tongue.