Dental Braces also called Teeth Braces is no more an orthodontic treatment but a fashion statement nowdays for kids as well as teens. Dentists (Orthodontists) normally recommend dental braces kids, teens and also adults for problems like crooked teeth, Overbites/ Underbites, crowded teeth, Malocclusion or misaligned jaw or any other functional problems after evaluating your teeth and gives the patient the choice of braces they want to wear and the choice of color of dental braces. The cost of these dental braces also depends upon the kind of braces they choose.
Once a diagnosis is made, the orthodontist then decides on the right kind of treatment. He can suggest you different kinds of braces for treatment depending whether the braces are for kids or braces for for teens or adults. These days there are many kinds of braces available but there are some difference in these and sometimes, one type of baces cannot be put in two cases like braces suitable for kids may not be suitable as compared to braces for teens. Apart from traditional metal braces, there are other kinds. When the patient hears different choices from orthodontist, he may become confused and is not able to decide which way to go and some patients which are of old age have inihibition to get the braces even if they really want to have beautifully aligned teeth, which can enhance their beauty and confidence. Apart from wearing braces, people these days, also demand fashion in braces. Some of these braces are cosmetic in nature and hence cost more. In some cases, a removable retainer will be all that's necessary. So it is very important to chose right kind of braces for your kids or teens or yourself for the success of braces treatment. For making the decision on choosing right type of braces, one must know all types of braces available along with their cost and pros and cons.
Braces normally is normally non surgical procedure in which brackets are glued to teeth in which the wires are put but in rare cases (especially when there is an extreme overbite or underbite along with skeletal discrepency), surgery becomes necessary along with braces treatment. But in most cases, the answer is dental braces. Braces simply do the work of alignment.
Teeth are straightened by Dental braces by:
These allow braces to change the alignment of teeth successfully. The wires need to be adjusted by orthodontist periodically.
A number of factors determine the type of braces a person gets. The various factors are:
The most practical and widely used braces are the metal ones but for cosmetic purposes people use the other ones.
Stainless (Metal) Braces are the most popular type of braces due mainly to its rugged functionality and manageable cost. These are suitable braces for kids, teens and adults alike. Most kids and teen patients request COLORED ties. At each appointment you may have your colors changed. You can look forward to making a fashion statement after each visit. The patients allergic to this kind of material are in good times of many other options available today.
Traditional Silver Braces:
These are the most common and most popular style of braces. The brackets are state of the art and provide the most efficient & precise movement of the teeth and can be decorated to reflect each person's sense of style and personality! You can try new color combinations and patterns as per your preferences and computer color planner results.
Discover a new element in orthodontics...GOLD! These are similar to stainless steel braces with the exception of being gold-plated. The classic beauty and elegance of gold is now available in orthodontic braces. Adults choose to use gold braces because their beauty is more than skin deep. Gold turns the everyday appearance of regular braces into an exciting fashion statement. There are also gold wires available for this type of orthodontic appliance.
These orthodontic brackets come in attractive shapes like that of flowers, stars, hearts, diamonds, baseballs which the teens may find very fascinating. Favorite shape can be chosen with these types of braces. Along with these brackets, colored elastic bands can be used to give an individualistic look to the patient.
In these, the brackets are triangular in shape and use a lesser force square wire. The treatment is faster with viazi brackets as compared to traditional braces and there is lesser of pain and sensitivity present. They are also sometimes called as fast braces.
With a square wire, the crown and the root of the tooth are moved at the same time in one stage from the start of the treatment. The conventional braces during the first year of treatment will move the crown portion with the help of round wires and during the second year of treatment will move the root portion of the tooth with the help of the square or rectangular wires.
They are called so because no elastic or metal ties are required with these kinds of braces. The bracket can itself tie to the arch wire. Trap door is used in these braces which can be slid or flipped closed to hold the wire. The most popular type of self-ligating braces system are Damon braces and In-ovation braces.
These braces are preferred by orthodontist as they are less time consuming to tie in wires during appointment. Lesser of adjustments and appointments are required by self ligating braces system. Chances of lesser food accumulation are there with these brackets as they are smaller than the traditional metallic braces. They can be used in certain cases only. Metal self-ligating braces and clear self-ligating braces are available. The treatment techniques of traditional metallic braces and self ligating braces vary so both types of brackets may not be offered by an orthodontist in their practice.
Clear (tooth-colored) Self-ligating Braces
Metal self-ligating Braces
Clear self-ligating Braces
In terms of popularity these are next to metal braces. It is an invention of dentist DAMON DWIGHT .These braces are popular as they work on sliding door technology called self litigation. The braces have wire which by its back and forth motion are more comfortable due to less friction. these braces take less time and number of adjustments.
Traditional Braces Damon Braces
Damon 3 brackets-
It is a part ceramic and part metal type of braces. They are smaller on the teeth and are more comfortable for the patient.
In-ovation braces system-
In-ovation brackets are twin bracket which are made of metal entirely. It has clip built-in clip. The clip is activated by the arch wires which delivers specific torque to the tooth causing desired results.
They are self ligating passive brackets and they don’t have a separate chip or sliding door. With a designed chip built into the bracket, the arch wire is held in position.
Ceramic brackets are made of a high tech glass-like composite material developed as a spinoff material by the NASA space program. These type of braces generally don’t stain and have high strength. Many celebrities wear these kind of braces. These braces are chosen by the adults as they "blend in" with the teeth. They are less noticeable than metal braces and don’t make a person’s smile look metallic. In case of ceramic braces, a clear or tooth colored tie is used. Most family and friends will not even notice your braces. Ceramic braces are guaranteed not to stain by the manufacturer, barring some foods, coffee, coke, curry, smoking etc and are expensive. These type of braces are mostly used by adults or teens.
Comparison of Traditional Metal & New Clear Braces
Inspire are made of pure monocrystalline sapphire and are very translucent. They are very strong and do not stain. It will more or less disappear if your teeth are already very white. The advantages and disadvantages of Sapphire Inspire Brand Braces are similar to that of ceramic braces.
Invisalign Braces are great for people who do not have severe problems. The treatment trays are computer-fabricated by Align Technologies, the company that makes Invisalign. The "braces" consist of strong plastic trays that are custom fabricated especially for you, as everybody has a unique jaw structure. But the patients with severe malocclusions, the better option would be to wear traditional metal braces. Your orthodontist only has some control over your Invisalign treatment. It is best to get Invisalign done by a trained orthodontist
So, if your orthodontist says that you are not a candidate for Invisalign, you should probably believe it! If he or she says that Invisalign will work for you, then go for it! The cases are replete with people who have had very successful Invisalign treatment and who have been very happy with the results. These braces are indeed invisible; this appeals to adults; no irritation to gums; they do not stain.
Lingual braces are placed behind your teeth. These are also called invisible braces, as they are virtually invisible to other people. Usually, lingual brackets are made of metal. The Orthodontist is specially trained in this kind of appliances.
Some of the points taken note of are that the adaptation period is 3-7 days; patient may hurt or feel irritation of tongue; chewing adjustments/difficulty towards hard food; mild speech disorder with brackets in the upper arch. As compared to the traditional braces, they are comparatively costlier. The main advantage of lingual braces is that no one knows that a person is putting the braces.
Pros and cons of lingual braces:
Some people are allergic to nickel in the steel. Titanium braces are given in such patients. Titanium is a very strong and light weight metal. Most of the dental implants are also made of titanium. They look similar to the metallic braces but are more expensive as compared to stainless steel braces.
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