Braces are used to correct crooked or malaligned teeth to their aesthetically and functionally correct postion
With the increasing demand for better looks, during and after orthodontic treatment, different kind of braces are available today. The braces have different parts and mode of functioning .
Conventional Metal Braces
These are the conventional braces, where a metal wire is held in metal bracket with the help of coloured rubbers called modules.
Metal Self-ligating braces
The others metal braces are called Self-ligating. Here the brackets are engineered to hold the wire without elastics or modules. Benifitting the child as it is easy to clean, food does not get caught and its wires have a qualty to expand the dental arches hence reducing the need for tooth extraction or removal for correcting crowding. It facilitates much reduced pain as compared to the conventional braces, with reduced treatment time.
Conventional ceramic braces:
They are conventional braces where the bracket is whitish and transparent, but elastics/ modules are needed to hold a metal or white wire.
Ceramic self ligating
Theses are transparent braces where the wire is held in brackets on its own. They are best for appearance-conscious and adult patients. they are comfortable, hygenic with reduced treatment time . We have a higher version of this called Damon braces.
For those in front line jobs like modelling , acting etc where you don’t want the braces to show at all but you want your teeth alignment to be corrected , lingual braces are the answer. They are put on the inside of the teeth and so are not visible at all.
Aligners / Transparent Braces
These are sets of removable moulds made of transparent material, which fits onto the teeth. They are extremely comfortable and need to be worn for at least 16 hours a day. The benefit being that the end result can be seen before the start of treatment.
What is Transparent Braces?
Everybody wants a great smile, but a lot of us need help getting there. More and more people are having success with clear orthodontic devices called aligner. Aligners are a series of tight-fitting custom-made retainers that slip over the teeth. Invisalign is the largest producer of clear aligners, but it’s not the only brand. Others include Clear Path, In-man Aligner,
Clear (or “invisible”) aligners aren’t for everyone. Your orthodontist or dentist will help you decide what’s best for you. Ask them if they have experience treating people with aligners. Get references or before-and-after images of their patients