Dental braces (also known as braces, orthodontic cases) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also aiming to improve dental health. Braces also fix gaps. They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.

Application of dental braces

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile. these types of braces tend to be more affordable than ceramic braces.

Ceramic (Clear) Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth. they tend to also cost more than the traditional metal braces

Our ceramic braces are also self-ligating braces. Self-ligating braces do not require the use of colored elastics, meaning faster wire changes and less friction being placed on the tooth. They use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place. This means no discolored or yellowing of the clear braces.

Invisalign®

Clear Teeth aligners such as Invisalign, are invisible, removable, and comfortable plastic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink while treatment is ongoing, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth irritations during treatment. Care selection is important before using clear aligners as they are limited to cases of mild to moderate malocclusions.

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