Orthodontics has become a very effective way of treating dental problems and the modernized braces are proving to have a major impact on the structure of your teeth. Modern braces are produced in all shapes, and some are even difficult to spot. Repositioning of misaligned jaws, correction of bad bites, improving your oral health and presenting you a beautiful smile will be the result if you undergo orthodontic treatment. 

Now let’s delve into the types of braces which give a variety of choices and amazing results.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are attached to the lingual side of your teeth and cannot be seen as they straighten your teeth from the inside. It functions like a fixed brace and helps in moving your teeth gradually. The brackets of the lingual braces are custom-made to fit the back surfaces of your teeth. Lingual braces can be used to treat the majority of teeth problems and are completely hidden from sight.

Retainers

The primary function of a retainer is to hold your teeth in your new position, once your braces are off. Removable retainers and fixed retainers are the two types of retainers that are used to treat your oral health. 

  • Fixed retainers are thin stainless steel wires that are fixed behind your front teeth. 
  • Removable retainers consist of clear vacuum-formed mouth guards that hold your teeth in position. 

One of the major benefits of wearing fixed retainers is that they are unobtrusive and you’ll only need to wear them at night. 

Invisalign

Invisalign is a removable brace that straightens your teeth using clear aligners. The best part about wearing an Invisalign brace is that your teeth are moved using a series of transparent plastic aligners. Some of the major benefits of Invisalign are,

  • It is inconspicuous
  • You can remove your brace for brushing and eating.

But it is very important to wear your brace for a minimum of 20 hours a day.

Self-ligating braces

Traditional fixed braces and self-ligating braces are very similar to each other as their main objective is to straighten the teeth. Instead of elastic bands, clips are used t hold the brace’s wire in position. This helps you keep your teeth clean during the treatment. Self-ligating braces are available in Clear Brackets and Ceramic Brackets. The two specific advantages that you get when wearing self-ligating braces,

  • They can treat simple and complex dental problems
  • Precise results are achieved

Conclusion

Orthodontic braces can be time-consuming but the effect and impact it has on the look of your smile can make a major difference. Please visit Pearl Dental if you want to alter and make your smile the best.

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