TYPES OF BRACES
TRADITIONAL METAL BRACES
The most popular brace version is traditional metal braces, which are comfier than before. Metal braces use metal brackets and archwires to align your teeth and are made of high-grade stainless steel. Colored elastics (rubber bands) can be added to metal braces to create a more unique and colorful smile.
Traditional metal braces are identical to gold braces. Gold braces are constructed of stainless steel, and just like standard metal braces, however, they are plated with gold. Traditional metal braces might be regarded as a more cosmetic option than gold-plated braces. Gold braces are also fairly affordable when compared to clear braces.
Traditional braces and self-ligating braces are made of the same materials. Instead of using elastics, self-ligating braces need fewer appointments and put less strain on the teeth. Braces with self-ligating brackets can be made of metal, ceramic, or translucent materials. They’re the same size as metal braces, but instead of elastics, they have a unique clip that helps the archwire guide teeth to place. Since there are no elastics to replace, the clipping helps to lessen the amount of pressure imposed on the tooth and needs minimal adjustments.
CLEAR (CERAMIC) BRACES
Because ceramic braces are constructed of clear substances, they are less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. As a result, ceramic braces are primarily utilized on older teenagers and adult patients concerned about their appearance. In addition, ceramic braces are bigger and more brittle than their counterparts, so they need more attention to mouth care. Ceramic braces are more commonly utilized on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Clear aligners are a set of clear, detachable, and pleasant acrylic trays that work like braces to straighten your teeth. The aligners are invisible, but they are also detachable, allowing you to eat and drink whatever you want while in treatment and making brushing and flossing easier. In addition, the aligners are comfy, and there is no metal to cause oral abrasions while wearing them.
When you smile, lingual braces are covered below the teeth, making them “invisible.” Lingual braces are personalized to your teeth’ shape, and the metal appliances are just for you. Athletes, models, celebrities, artists who play wind instruments, and adult workers can benefit from lingual braces.
For orthodontic treatment in North Miami Beach, FL, contact Esteem Braces and Aligners at (786) 744-1570. Reach out to us if you need consultation or treatment with braces and book an appointment with our orthodontist in North Miami Beach, FL.