The Different Types of Braces

March 10, 2021 1

There are several permanent orthodontic treatments available to straighten and align the teeth and mouth including traditional, ceramic and lingual braces. A bad bite is often treated with braces. Braces are also used to treat a crossbite, overjet and open bite issues. There are several types of braces. Let’s compare each one.

Traditional Metal Braces

The most common type of braces is the traditional braces which consist of standard metal brackets. Through the years they have become much smoother and more comfortable. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastic bands to make the braces dazzling and colorful.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are less visible than metallic braces and look good. These appear more natural than the traditional metal braces.

Lingual Braces

These are much like traditional metal braces but the difference is that the wires and brackets are placed on the inside of the teeth.

Clear Braces

Not all braces brackets have to be metal. If you want your braces to be less obvious, clear braces may be for you. Clear braces function in the same way as traditional braces, but the brackets are made with translucent materials.

Removable Orthodontic Correction

Detachable aligners are available and often the preferred orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth. These aligners include clear removable and retainers. These retainers and trays are comfortable and removable and look the most natural.

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