Nowadays, more and more adults are getting braces done in order to align their teeth aligned. This article lists the types of braces still in use in dentistry department.
- Metal braces
Metal braces are the cheapest types of braces for adults. They are deemed the traditional and stainless steel version braces among all kind of braces. The biggest minus point of these braces are their visibility. Metal braces tend to hold a thin wire in place with the help of rubber bands in order to put pressure on the teeth and move them to desired place. These braces can annoy the gums and cheek in the initial months. Once you have installed them, you will have to be cautious about what you eat, steering clear from things that get stuck to the braces like caramel or gum. You also have to prevent eating hard foods that can move or dislodge the braces.
- Invisible braces
Invisible braces are perfect for those who don’t have major teeth issues. They are least noticeable than the traditional braces and usually need less frequent visits to the dentist. These braces are mainly invisible and are ideal for those who have minor dental alignment issues.
- Ceramic braces
Ceramic braces are a tad bit costlier than the stainless steel versions, however, they are made to blend in with the teeth so that they aren’t that visible. You can select between the clear elastic ties or the white metal ones in order to hold the braces securely in place. As these braces aren’t that easy to be stained, the ties can easily discolor, particularly if you consume foods or drinks that can stain the teeth. You need to get the ties replaced by the orthodontist as s/he adjusts the braces, usually once every month. These braces are sensitive and are easily breakable. They need more maintenance and more time to get installed than the metal braces which takes more time and cost.
- Lingual braces
These braces are customized in order to bond and hide behind the teeth in order to render themselves hidden and/or invisible. They are costlier than metal or ceramic braces as the process involved in its installation is complicated. They need a skillful hand and not every orthodontist knows how to do it. Lingual braces are not ideal for small teeth and can easily get in the way of your tongue that can cause speech issues and injuries. So, in order to install them, you have to learn and practice speaking with putting them on.