Different Types of Braces in Orthodontics: Metal Brace, Clear (Ceramic) Braces, Lingual (Hidden) Braces. When it comes to dental braces there are many types which you need to be aware of in order to make an educated decision after your dentist gives you your options. It is very well known that a dentist (orthodontist) who are in charge of realigning your teeth structure will tell you the job that needs to be done and will also explain how the best tools that are available will work in order to accomplish that goal, nonetheless it is always good to have a bit of the knowledge required to understand the product that you will be using and paying for.
Let’s go ahead and quickly summarize the type of braces that are available today:
As you know these are the ones that you see the most in people, they are made of metal wires need to be adjusted in order to apply the right amount of pressure to a particular tooth in order to correct its position. Because this type of braces are very noticeable they are better suited for children who are not as concerned as teenagers and adults about the appearance of their smile. These will also use a band which is anchored in the molars in order to provide additional support.
Self Ligating braces
Unlike traditional braces this are not as thick and obvious because they do not require special ligatures which are used to keep the wires in place, much like the Inman aligner these are referred to as speed braces because they don’t create friction which slows down the process of realigning a person’s teeth structure.
Those who want to pay affordable prices but don’t want to appear as though as if they are wearing metal in your mouth, this would be the perfect solution because this type of braces are placed behind the teeth which makes it very hard for anyone to detect even if they are close.
As the name indicates this is an invisible type of aligner which is made off a clear material which blends with the color of the teeth making it virtually invisible, an Invisalign aligner is designed by using CAT technology which provides a clear picture of your current dental situation and is also able to stimulate the entire process on to your reach your goals. Compared to traditional braces this are more convenient because they are easy to clean, can be taken off to enjoy a meal and are not awkward.
This is a variation and alternative to both traditional braces and invisible ones because they are not as obvious as traditional braces but then to deliver the same benefits often in a much faster way and for a fraction of the cost. Compared to traditional braces which can provide results after months or even years of being used, the Inman aligner can provide results in a matter of weeks.