There are several different types of braces and treatment modalities, making it easy for every person to have the best treatment choice that suits their particular objectives and needs.
Some of the multiple orthodontic therapies that we include:
- Invisalign by Invisalign (clear removable aligners)
- Conventional Braces in Metal
- Brackets Self-ligating (Damon and speed systems)
- Lingual braces (inside)
- Surgical Application (orthognathic)
- Expedited orthodontics (Acceledent and Propel)
We strongly warn against the techniques of accelerated braces and 6-month braces. These “treatments” usually done by a non-specialist dentist are ineffective publicity hypes and can significantly damage teeth and gums. Investing in braces and materials of high quality can contribute to the best, quickest, healthiest outcomes.
Conventional Metal Braces
The most popular kind of braces is metal braces, made of high-grade stainless steel. They have grown lighter and more relaxed than ever before. Using orthodontic cement, metal brackets are attached to the teeth and are linked together by an archwire. To maintain the archwire in place, tiny elastic ties are used and can be silver or colourful. By adding coloured elastic ties, you have the option to personalize your traditional braces.
Self-ligating braces may be clear or metallic and usually look similar to conventional braces. These braces use a specialized clip in place of elastics to secure the archwire and reduce the friction and force applied onto teeth. With self-ligating braces, tooth movement can be faster and may require fewer adjustment appointments.
Except that they are transparent, ceramic braces act in the same way as conventional metal braces, making them less noticeable. For adults or older teens who have cosmetic issues with braces, these braces are perfect. However, as ceramic braces are bigger and more fragile than conventional metal braces, they need a higher degree of oral hygiene. Instead of lower teeth, ceramic braces are used mainly on the noticeable upper front teeth.
Clear aligners are invisible trays that serve as braces to straighten the teeth, resembling mouthguards. These are custom-made, comfortable acrylic trays that can be removed at any moment, allowing you to eat and drink what you want while working for a better smile. Being able to remove the aligners makes it easier for your teeth to clean and floss. Another advantage of transparent aligners is that they will not cause mouth abrasions during treatment because they are not made of metal.
Behind the teeth rather than in front, lingual braces are mounted, rendering them invisible to anyone as you smile. For patients with aesthetic problems about braces, this makes them a better alternative. To precisely fit the shape of your teeth, the entire metal appliance and brackets are personalized. For athletes, models, actors/actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals, these braces are a perfect alternative along with constant scaling and polishing.