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3 Types Of Braces Everyone Should Know About

Posted by Dr. Be Smiles Apr 30, 2023

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The alignment of your teeth can be improved through a variety of different kinds of braces. Each kind has its own set of disadvantages and advantages that need to be considered before a specific treatment option is picked for a patient.

Here are some of the most common types of braces:

Metal braces

Traditional braces make use of wires and brackets that are made from metal and attached to the surface of the teeth in order to alter their position. A relatively newer addition to these traditional braces is heat-activated archwires which utilize the body’s heat to make the teeth move faster without any of the discomfort that comes with this kind of braces.

This option is one of the most pocket-friendly ones that are currently available, and its high level of effectiveness makes it extremely common. However, they do tend to be rather noticeable, which leads to many becoming self-conscious regarding their smiles.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are rather similar to metal braces when it comes to the shape and size, but they’re made from a high-quality ceramic material that blends into your natural teeth’s color, making the braces much less noticeable.

They’re just as effective as metal braces when it comes to moving the teeth into their proper positions, but their color makes them a much more desirable alternative. However, they do tend to be more expensive and can get stained rather fast if they’re not taken care of.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are made out of metal but are connected to the inside of your teeth so that they won’t be visible when you smile. This is great for people who don’t want their braces to be visible to others, but they take much longer to achieve the right tooth alignment, making them less effective overall. They can also feel rather uncomfortable for your tongue and can be a bit difficult to clean.

Head over to a cosmetic dentist in Midland

Looking for a compassionate and experienced dentist who can offer you the perfect solution to your crooked or gapped teeth? Dr. Allan Baldawin at Dr Be Smiles has got you covered! With 18 years of experience in the dental field, he aims to reduce waiting times for his patients through top-notch technology and tools and can provide instant relief for a variety of dental issues in just a single visit. Our dental services in Midland include teeth deep cleaning, same-day dental crowns, and teeth whitening. We’ll make sure that you’re comfortable and at ease throughout your treatment.

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