Braces

What Are The Different Types Of Braces

Orthodontic treatment with braces ranges far beyond the concept of traditional metal braces. While metal braces are still considered to be the best treatment option for some people & conditions. There is a combination of different alternatives available. With our orthodontist, you can decide which type of braces will perform best for you. It can include any of the following:

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces use metal brackets that connect directly to the teeth. The wire then hooks to each bracket using elastic bands. During your treatment, the orthodontist changes the wires and replaces the bands to gradually move your teeth into the preferred place. Traditional metal braces are the least costly option, while sometimes it is the most effective also. Despite new treatment choices available, metal braces are still the choice most people prefer for straightening teeth. Unfortunately, they are also the most apparent treatment option. It leaves many individuals self-conscious about their looks and peeking for alternative treatment choices. Because these brackets connect directly to your teeth, you must not eat specific foods, like hard candy or sticky foods, as they can seriously harm the brackets and wires.

Ceramic Braces

These braces work exactly like traditional metal braces. The only contrast is that instead of metal brackets affixed to each tooth, the brackets get made from a ceramic material created to coordinate with the natural color of your teeth. In some cases, even the wires used can fit your natural tooth color. It makes them considerably less apparent. Unfortunately, this difference also makes them much more costly than traditional braces. Also, if you will not thoroughly clean and care for the brackets during treatment, they can become discolored and stained. Like traditional metal braces, you have to give up on certain foods that can break your brackets & wires.

Clear & Removable Braces

Clear and removable braces, such as Invisalign, is a fully different option for orthodontic treatment. While the ceramic & traditional braces connect directly to your teeth, this option does not. Instead, this kind of braces uses customized plastic aligners you place in your mouth over your teeth. You can take them off anytime to eat and to clean your teeth. Every two weeks or more throughout your treatment period, you replace the clear aligner with a different aligner created to gradually shift your teeth into the desired place. These contrasts make them more attractive to many as they are invisible to others, and they let you eat and drink anything you want without the risk of damage.

Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks to Invisalign aligners. They can only restore little to mild dental issues, and only two variants are available, such as Invisalign Teen & Invisalign for adults– not younger kids. Because you can remove these clear aligners, there is the risk of unexpected loss, and replacement aligners can be expensive. The fact that you can take the aligners off also grows your responsibility for the treatment. You have to always wear the aligner tray & just can take them off while brushing, flossing & eating. Forgetting to wear an aligner for a day or longer than that can extend the treatment period.

Braces In Orange Park, FL

If you have crooked, deformed, misshapen, crowded, or uneven teeth opting for braces to straighten your teeth would be the best option to get a straight & beautiful smile. Contact us today to book your appointment at our dental office in Orange Park, FL.