Did you know that there is more than one type of dental braces that orthodontics offer? Indeed, technological advancements have given more people options to make sure that they find the one that suits their needs. Dentists often talk, to their patients of these different types of braces to make sure that they end up, wearing the right ones.
Which ones of these braces is right for you?
• Traditional Braces
The metal brackets are the ones that people are more accustomed to whenever they hear the word braces. However, there are smaller, less noticeable metal braces made available that make teeth alignment more comfortable and less painful than in the past. Traditional metal braces are less expensive than the other options. The only backside of it is that they are noticeable.
• Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces come at the same size as that of the metal ones. The only difference is that they come in teeth color so they could blend in with the natural teeth. Some patients even request that the wire to be used are those that are tooth colored to make them really blend in that hardly anybody would notice. The only setback is that these ceramic braces are far more expensive than the metal ones.
• Lingual Braces
Lingual braces are much like the traditional metal except that the brackets and the wires are installed at the back part of the teeth. Its installation as well maintenance can be quite tough for both the patient and the dentist but it serves its purpose well. Because it can be quite a challenge, it costs more and in severe cases, it can be more uncomfortable to wear at first.
Invisalign are a series of eighteen to thirty custom-made clear plastic aligners. They are like a mouth guard when worn and has to be replaced every two weeks. Since these braces are almost invisible, patients can eat and drink whatever they want. However, Invisalign isn’t a treatment for severe dental conditions. They are also available only to teens and adults but not for children. This option can be quite expensive too
Remember that the choice is not just up to you. Don’t forget to ask the dentist which material is suited best for your budget, your lifestyle and even your dental health goals. They will know what will be a perfect fit.