Braces are a true blessing for teeth correction. Traditional metal braces were heavy and caused a lot of discomfit. But thanks to contemporary braces; they come in all shapes and sizes and some of them are even invisible. Let’s view it now some of the popular types of braces which are discussed in e-dental.com.
Invisalign: It is a completely metal free and removable brace which straightens teeth by clearly aligning them. Through transparent plastic aligners which are also custom-made, one has to wear them for at least 20 hours a day. Through Invisalign, a clinician can show a digital representation of how your teeth will look, after the treatment is finished. But all these work, only if it is worn for the recommended amount of time. Also, it may not be suitable for certain peculiar dental problems.
Self-ligating braces look a lot like traditional fixed braces, except that it is available in clear or ceramic brackets. Instead of elastic bands that hold the brace’s wire in a fixed place, it uses clips which create almost no friction and makes brushing a good experience. But on the other side, self-ligating braces are not completely hidden and one has brush very cautiously around wires and brackets.
As the name says, lingual braces attach to the lingual side of your teeth. It can be custom-made and is completely invisible, yet does it work underneath just like a fixed brace. Since it is attached to the tongue, initially, your tongue will require time in adapting to the device.
Strictly speaking, retainers aren’t braces. They are used to retain the teeth seriation after the braces are removed. They can be either fixed or removable, though both serve same purpose – holding newly arranged teeth firmly in their place.
Orthodontics is an ever-evolving area in dentistry and braces are an important contribution of it. They set right your teeth and help smile genuinely.