Types of Braces

Traditional Metal Braces

The most prevalent form of braces are traditional metal braces, which are more comfortable than they have ever been. Metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires made of high-grade stainless steel. You may use colored elastics (rubber bands) with metal braces to make your gorgeous smile even more distinctive and vibrant.

 

Self-Ligating Braces

Traditional braces and self-ligating braces are made of the same materials. Self-ligating braces do not need elastics, leading in fewer appointments and less tooth friction. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or transparent brackets. They're the same size as metal braces, but instead of elastics, they come with a special clip that aids the archwire in guiding teeth into place. The clip helps to reduce the amount of pressure put on the tooth and requires fewer modifications since there are no elastics to modify.

 

Clear (Ceramic) Braces

Ceramic braces are less obvious on your teeth than metal braces since they are made of clear materials. As a consequence, ceramic braces are often used on older adolescents and adults who are self-conscious about their looks. Ceramic braces are larger and more delicate than metal braces, requiring more emphasis to oral hygiene. For these reasons, ceramic braces are more often used on upper front teeth than on lower front teeth.

 

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a set of clear, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that move your teeth like braces. They are also removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, as well as brush and floss less. The aligners are easy to wear and don't have any metal that could hurt your mouth while you're getting them.

 

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are hidden behind your teeth, so when you smile, they don't show. Lingual braces are made to fit your teeth perfectly. The metal appliances are made just for you. Lingual braces are a good choice for athletes, models, actors/actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adults who work.