Exploring different types of Braces
Braces are very complex devices that are used in orthopedics to straighten and align teeth, and aid in the management of jaw abnormalities. Braces can be used to straighten crooked teeth, correct spacing issues, and correct underbite or overbite. A dentist who installs braces, is also known as an orthodontist. An orthodontist may install different types of braces: metal braces (lingual braces), ceramic braces (or Invisalign).
Metal braces are usually fitted right onto the front of each tooth, through a tube called a denture. Braces apply pressure to the teeth but are less noticeable than traditional braces. While they are less noticeable, wearing these can have some drawbacks. Because braces made from metal are more easily visible, others can identify you if you wear them. Also, they can be more uncomfortable than regular braces since they often feel like metal.
Lingual braces can be placed on either side of the teeth. They are not as visible as traditional braces as they are placed on the backsides of the teeth. Lingual braces do require more adjustments than metal braces, since they can’t be moved as easily.
Ceramic braces are made from clear, colored or clear plastic and have little bits of metal attached. There are many different kinds of braces, from those that look just like normal bands to ones that have a raised lip on the outside. Ceramic braces can be made in a variety of styles, including metal, plastic, or soft rubber bands. These bands can be bought at a variety of stores, from drugstores to specialty stores. Rubber bands are preferred by most people because they are more discreet and more comfortable than other bands.
Braces are necessary to straighten crooked teeth or gaps between them. Your orthodontist may be able to evaluate your mouth and determine if braces will help straighten your smile. This is usually done during your first visit.
There are other types of braces, including invisible ones that don’t show up under a smile. There are also different kinds of bands, such as invisible ones, ceramic braces, and invisible bands that glue directly to your braces. Braces can last three years or longer depending on the severity and expertise of your orthodontist and the oral care you have, which is why it is important to use the best toothbrush for braces. Braces may eventually become necessary for people in different moments, such as children who are born with crooked teeth.