Bracae align the teeth and retained a beautiful smile. Here are the types of braces, their benefits, and limitations.
Traditional metal braces have wires and brackets. They are attached to the teeth, and they can be repositioned. There are tradition braces that have heat-activated archwires. The heat-activated archwires use body heat hence teeth move faster and less discomfort is experienced. They are common because they are very efficient and affordable. Colored bands can be used to decorate them to improve their attractiveness. These braces are highly noticeable hence some people shy away from them.
There is so much similarity between the lingual and the traditional braces thus they are challenging to differentiate. They are attached to the inside part of the teeth hence they cannot be seen on the outside of the teeth. They need special and careful cleaning since they are hard to clean due to the way they are fitted in the mouth. They are also a liked by people because they are invisible. These braces are the least effective because it will take you longer to see the results, but they do not produce perfect outcomes. They are somehow uncomfortable because they re in direct contact with the tongue.
Ceramic braces are almost as the traditional braces because they have the same shape and size. Ceramic is used to make the ceramic braves not metal like the traditional ones. They resemble the color of natural teeth because they are made of ceramic thus they are hard to notice. They are more expensive than the traditional braces, but more people love them because they are not easy to notice. You have to take care of them well because they are easy to stain.
The Invisalign braces are highly noticeable because they have very distinct features. They are of custom-made, clear plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth. You will need 18 and 30 different aligners to align the teeth. They are quick to remove and must be renewed after every two weeks the entire treatment process. They are also popular because they are invisible nd one can eat with them comfortably. They are expensive, and they are used in correcting minor dental problems only.
Self-ligating braces also look like the traditional braces. The clips hold the wires of the self-ligating braces in place instead of the elastic bands, therefore, friction is reduced. The limited friction makes them more comfortable to wear and easy to clean. They more expensive than the traditional metallic braces and visible.