Types of braces

Whether you’re 10, 20, or 40, there’s a time when you will wonder, “Do I need braces?”. And as much as the idea of wearing them worries you, they are important to get that selfie-ready smile you’ve always wanted.

Braces are appliances used to straighten or align your teeth. You’re probably wondering what that means. You most likely need braces if you’re dealing with one of the following problems.

  • Your teeth are out of arch or crowded.
  • You constantly bite the side of your cheeks.
  • You have a hard time flossing or brushing crooked teeth.
  • Your teeth don’t close appropriately.
  • You encounter difficulty in speaking properly.
  • When your teeth feel like they are jutting out, and you can’t close your lips completely.

Types of braces

The following are the different types of braces that are used by Orthodontists:

  • Metal

Typical ‘metal-teeth’ come to mind when you think about metal braces where stainless steel wires and brackets are fixed to your teeth. But did you know that the wiring used for metallic braces was created by NASA!? “Nickel titanium” was initially created to be used in space research. Still, when used in Orthodontia, these thin, profoundly versatile, and adaptable wires are activated by body heat. As a result, they can withstand their shape after being bent and connected to the teeth.

  • Ceramic

As the world is constantly upgrading to recent technologies and trends, so is dentistry. As a result, more and more people are embracing ceramic braces for their teeth. 

The reason for the popularity is that the ceramic braces are almost invisible. To be precise, they are not identifiable to the naked eye from almost 10 feet apart.

  • Invisible aligners (Invisalign)

Clear aligners or Invisalign make your life better by working on your teeth without being visible. However, most people don’t know that Invisalign is a brand of clear aligners manufactured by Align Technology. The Orthodontist offers a customized set of multiple aligners to be used sequentially for a certain period. Each aligner applies gentle pressure to push your teeth into a relatively aligned position. This has become one of the most popular treatment modalities as there are no dietary restrictions, and patients can enjoy an active social life.

  • Self-ligating Braces (Damon)

Unlike conventional braces, the Damon Braces use gentle forces designed to protect the health of your teeth and gums while in treatment. As a result, the Damon System achieves a smile that is more than straight teeth. Instead, it provides a beautiful and natural smile.

Studies have shown that a fuller smile with a wider arch is more attractive. In addition, having the teeth upright and aligned into a smile “arc” can also add to a smile’s appeal.

There are many ways to fix the issues of tooth alignment. But our experts at DentAppeal can advise you on the best and most effective way to get the smile you’ve always wanted. So consult our skilled team for braces treatment and walk out with a smile that looks proud and confident today, tomorrow, and forever!