Orthodontic braces are very common among adults as well as children. These dental appliances are used to correct problems related to crooked teeth or misaligned upper and lower jaws. There are many types of braces currently in use for the treatment of improper bites. The type of braces to use depends on the severity of your problems and whether you require tooth extractions or oral surgery. Another point which is equally important is the price of each type of orthodontic braces currently available.
Traditional braces are composed of two basic parts: the brackets and the wire which hold these brackets in place. These types of braces are either entirely made up of metal alloys such as stainless steel, or a mixture of metal and ceramic materials. However, a new type of braces has been recently introduced which is known as invisible or Invisalign braces. While ceramic braces are composed of clear or invisible ligatures, Invisalign braces are designed to be completely invisible.
Regular braces are usually meant for severe problems like overbite and underbite. They are to be worn over a long period of time in order to restore the position of the teeth. Invisalign braces, on the other hand, are not required to be used for a long time. They can bring about a positive change within a few weeks, after which they are replaced with a different tray. This tray is very comfortable and effective. It is custom-made especially for you according to the shape of your teeth.
Another type of braces is known as clear braces which are manufactured by Ormco and are made up of sapphire. Since the material is completely translucent these types of braces are very close to being invisible. However, they are not the same as Invisalign braces. Some people tend to confuse these two types. Invisalign braces are more commonly known as aligners as they are not braces in the true sense of the term. They are constructed according to the shape of your teeth and help to restore them to their original position over a period of three to six months.
These aligners are not noticeable at all. As such they are a great way to straighten your smile without having to wear embarrassing metal brackets. They are meant to be used by adults who do not have severe teeth problems. These braces are removable and therefore very flexible to use. Invisalign braces are recommended to people who have slightly crooked teeth or misaligned jaws. They can work for overly crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, and certain types of bites. However, your dentist will be able to tell you whether your condition can be treated by using these types of aligners or not.
The best thing about Invisalign braces is that they are not expensive at all. They don’t require tooth extractions and are therefore perfect for adults. Another great advantage of these aligners, apart from being completely invisible, is that they are meant to be used only for a few months. So, the next time you go for a regular check-up, do ask your dentist if you are a candidate for this type of aligners to improve your smile and live a confident life.