Types of Braces

As you probably already know, not many people are born with perfectly straight teeth, however in this day and age, we all want them! That’s where the help of braces kicks in. With so many options on the market available these days, choosing what to get is sometimes difficult.

The most common type of braces is the Metal Braces.  These braces involve the use of stainless steel brackets which are ‘cemented’ onto each individual tooth. The brackets are then connected by a wire, which places the teeth under pressure and causes them to move into the correct position. This type of braces is made from the most robust material compared to other kinds and thus less likely to break. Furthermore, it is also the most economic option.

Ceramic Braces work on a similar principle as the metal braces however the brackets are made from a more delicate clear, transparent material which makes them less noticeable. This is the option to go for if you are looking for something that is a little more aesthetically appealing.

Damon Braces employ relatively newer technology compared to the traditional metal braces. These braces involve the use of self-ligating brackets; therefore there is no need to use elastics around the brackets. Damon braces are gentler on patients and require less dental visits. Treatment with Damon braces can be up to 6 months shorter than regular braces!

If you are still hesitant about getting braces, no need to worry because clear and removal aligners may be suited for you. I am sure you have all heard of Invisalign. Invisalign involves the use of a range of clear plastic aligners that are custom made for you. Invisalign aligners can be removed throughout the day such as while eating. You have a new aligner to wear approximately every two weeks which will take you one step further to having straight teeth.

Visit Pain Free Dentist if you have further questions about the kind of braces you wish to have and get started on your journey to a perfect smile!