Complete Guide On Different Types Of Braces

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Types Of Braces

If you are willing to have braces or already have braces, however, if you have no idea about the types of braces you can get, then you have come to the right place. In this post, we will help you to get full knowledge about braces and types of braces.

Braces are a way to straighten and move your teeth in the right directions; they put pressure on the teeth to move in the right direction from the roots. For some people, braces are painless, and for some people, braces are painful.

Yes, braces give a different look to the face but do not worry about it. The result which you will get after braces will make you happy. There are many braces colors available on orthodontist color wheels; you can choose any color according to your choice.

Also, there are different types of braces or different types of braces bands, which you can choose according to your need.

Check the following points to know about different types of braces:

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Different types of braces:

There are different methods of orthodontic treatment. However, these different types of braces can affect the efficiency and duration of the Braces. 

Metal braces

These braces are made up of metal; it has brackets attached with teeth by a metal wire. Dentists tighten the wires every week to slowly move your teeth. 

Metal braces are used for serious teeth correction.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners are made up of plastic trays, and these are removal, transparent and clear. These braces need to be changed every week. You can remove trays to clean your teeth but must wear them every time. 

Clear aligners are not effective like other types of braces. They are just used for the proper shape of teeth, and they can not move teeth in the right direction. 

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are also metal braces. However, lingual braces are glued behind teeth. 

As compared to the other types of braces like metal braces, clear aligners, lingual braces are the best ones. 

These are the most aesthetic type of braces.

Generally, all the types of braces take a minimum of 1 to 3 years for the proper result. It depends upon the structure of the teeth how much time braces will take.

Different types of braces bands: 

After getting braces, the dentist uses elastic bands, known as O-rings or ligatures. Dentists place the bands around the brackets of the braces.

Braces bands put pressure on the jaw, which helps the teeth to move in the right directions.

There are different types of braces bands available in the market. However, they are used according to the structure of the teeth.

Braces bands are categorized according to the following basis:

Force 

On the basis of force, braces bands are classified into three categories:

  • Light
  • Medium
  • Heavy

These bands are used according to the need of the teeth.

Size

Braces bands come in different sizes. These are made according to the measurement of diameter, inches.

The size of the Braces band depends on how far it is needed.

Material

Braces bans are made of two different materials: latex and synthetic.

Latex is highly flexible, often used, and cheap as compared to synthetic bands.

Synthetic bands are only used for people who have a latex allergy.

These are the types of braces bands used for different types of braces.

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Braces for adults:

You may be wondering that braces are the same for children and adults. 

Yes, the braces for adults are the same as for children. But there are different specific advantages of getting braces at an early age or can say in childhood.

When you get braces in childhood, you get a better result because, in childhood, the jawbones are more flexible, and the roots of teeth are also not tight, which takes less time to adjust the teeth in the right direction.

Yes, the braces give good results in the adult age also, but not better than the childhood age.

Because in adulthood, the bones and muscles of teeth become tight, and the roots also become tight, due to which braces take a long time to fix your teeth in the right direction.

Do not get stressed if you have braces in adulthood, braces will still give a good result.

Braces for adults are:

  • Metal braces
  • Clear aligners
  • Lingual braces

Warning: Before getting any types of braces or any types of braces bands, concern yourself with your dentist. Because the dentists have full knowledge about the structure of the teeth and the suitable type of braces for you.

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Pros and cons of different types of braces:

Every type of braces has its own pros and cons. Read the following points to know the pros and cons of different types of braces:

Metal braces

Pros:

  • Most used
  • Simple method
  • Works with different types of braces bands
  • Not so expensive

Cons:

  • More visible
  • Causes lips rashes
  • Pain in tongue

Clear aligners

Pros:

  • Less time taking
  • Removable
  • Comfortable
  • Less dentist visit

Cons:

  • Needed buttons
  • Often Floss your teeth 
  • Not for crooked teeth

Lingual braces

Pros:

  • Invisible
  • Comfortable
  • More effective
  • For crooked teeth

Cons:

  • Cleaning is difficult
  • Expensive
  • More dentist visits

These are some pros and cons of different types of braces. So, the choice of braces depends upon your need and the structure of the teeth.

Final words:

Do not worry if you have teeth structure problems; visit your dentist and get braces. Also, you can choose different types of braces like metal braces, clear aligners, lingual braces.

There are different types of braces bands available in the market, which you can have according to your need. 

We have also mentioned the pros and cons of different types of braces in the above points. So, you can read them to decide the types of braces you should have and braces for adults.

We hope that the above points helped you to get full knowledge about braces and types of braces.

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