Very few people have the fortune of being born with perfectly aligned teeth. If you are not that lucky, an orthodontic treatment can help you get the perfect teeth you always wanted.However, there are a number of different types of braces that can help you achieve your goal. We are going to explain each type of braces to help you figure out what you need to improve your oral health.
Traditional braces have evolved since they were invented and are now much lighter than before. They are made out of stainless-steel that’s attached to every tooth with a type of cement. Each bracket is linked with a wire that puts pressure on your teeth and slowly pushes them into the right position.
Ceramic braces work the same way as traditional braces, the difference is in the material. The brackets are made out of ceramic rather than cement. The good thing is that these bracers are far less visible compared to other types, which makes it a very popular choice.
Damon braces are super-popular in the last couple of years because they require fewer visits to the dentist and putting them on is easy and comfortable. These bracers don’t need elastics to connect to the archwires, they use a sliding mechanism instead. The braces also provide results faster than other types and there is no need for so many adjustments. Maintenence is also simple and easy, so it’s a great pick for those who don’t like the dentist.
Clear and removable aligners
If you don’t like metal bracers, you can get ones made out of Invisalign. The aligners are invisible this way and they are also removable when you eat and want to clean them. You can also replace them with new aligners twice a month. Each change will then further adjust the position of your teeth until you get that perfect smile.
Some patients suffer from overcrowded teeth. That happens when the jaw is not large enough to accommodate all the teeth. There are two ways to fix this problem. The first one is tooth extraction, but that’s an old technique that’s not recommended anymore. The other is getting palatal expanders that are designed to slowly move your teeth away from each other.