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Friday, Apr 6, 2018
Which kind of braces you can choose?
Posted by Amelia Grant of
If you have crooked teeth and/or a misaligned bite, there are a variety of treatments that can help straighten teeth, including braces. There are several different types of dental braces that may be recommended to improve the alignment of teeth including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign. Each type is associated with a unique set of advantages and disadvantages that must be taken into consideration to decide the best treatment option for individual patients. The choice will be made by you and your dentist. Traditional Metal Braces Traditional braces involve brackets and wires, usually made out of metal, which are attached to the teeth and allows their positioning to be altered as required. This type of braces is typically the least expensive option while being very effective, and is one of the most common types of braces in use today. However, they are the most noticeable type and some people may feel self-conscious about their appearance. For example, for children's braces, the different colors are often used. Dentists try to make braces more attractive to their small clients this way. Ceramic Braces Ceramic braces are very similar to the traditional metal braces in size and shape, but they are constructed of a ceramic material that blends into the natural color of the teeth so that the braces are less noticeable. This type is just as effective as traditional braces at achieving the movement of teeth into desired positions, but are much less noticeable due to their color, which makes them a more favorable alternative for some individuals. However, they are typically more expensive than traditional braces. And you have to care for them very properly because the ceramic can change its color. Lingual Braces Lingual braces similar to traditional braces because they are made out of metal, but they are attached to the inside of the teeth so that they cannot be easily seen from the outside. This type has the obvious advantage of not being visible to other people because they are hidden behind the teeth. However, they are less effective than traditional braces and often take a longer time to be worn. Also, lingual braces are more uncomfortable for the patient as they come into direct contact with the tongue. And they are really difficult to clean. Invisalign Invisalign is the unique type of braces. It's an absolutely different shape and material. They do not involve brackets and wires but instead utilize a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth. These aligners are easy to remove and replace with the next one in the series every two weeks throughout the treatment period. Most individuals require between 18 and 30 different aligners to achieve the desired result. This type of teeth braces is preferable for many patients because they are almost invisible and allow more freedom to eat and drink anything. However, they are considerably more expensive and can only be used to correct minor to moderate dental problems in teenagers and adults.Click Here for Provider's Detail Page
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