Straight teeth and well-aligned jaws are required for a healthy, functional, and appealing grin. A good bite with straight teeth not only looks attractive but also benefits dental health and well-being.
Braces are orthodontic appliances that correct crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, and inappropriate jaw connections. Today, because of advancements in orthodontic technology and treatment techniques, a wide range of braces is accessible. These options are significantly less bulky, far less conspicuous, and far more comfortable than earlier generations of braces, while yet providing effective and efficient care.
Several factors influence the type of braces a dentist prescribes for a patient’s situation, including:
Metal braces are still the most prevalent form of braces worn today. These braces made of high-grade stainless steel, are substantially smaller and have a lower profile than their forerunners from years ago. Each orthodontic bracket, also known as a brace, is individually glued to the front of each tooth. Metal braces enable tooth movement that is both efficient and precise.
Ceramic braces are a fantastic alternative to traditional metal brackets when conventional braces provide the best approach to treatment but a more cosmetic appearance is sought. Ceramic braces, often known as clear braces, mix in with the natural color of your teeth, making your orthodontic appliances less noticeable to others. They act in much the same way as metal braces, despite being significantly less noticeable.
Metal braces are now available that can be placed on the “tongue side” or lingual of each tooth, effectively making them invisible to the outside world. These braces function similarly to metal or ceramic braces fastened to the front of the teeth, but because of their location, they can be more unpleasant and difficult to maintain clean.
A customized series of removable transparent aligners that progressively moves the teeth into their ideal positions is one of the most modern choices in orthodontic treatment that has created a more discreet, convenient, and comfortable manner of care.