Which types of braces are best for you?

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When it comes to smiling, many people are self-conscious if their teeth are crooked. They assist us in biting and chewing our meals. They also play a significant role when you smile. These things may not be as beneficial if you do not have straight teeth as they should be. If your teeth are misaligned, biting and eating becomes difficult. Straight teeth help you to smile confidently, and a confident smile makes your personality attractive. There are different types of braces that help to straighten your teeth.


Metal braces:


Metal braces are the traditional technique of teeth straightening. In metal braces, brackets are affixed to the teeth and linked together with wires and elastic bands. The bands tighten the braces over time and assist the teeth to align appropriately. Metal braces remain the most popular method of teeth straightening. They are also frequently the ideal approach when teeth are severely misaligned.


Ceramic braces:


Ceramic braces look similar to metal braces in size and shape. They use ceramic brackets rather than metal or wire, which are an appealing alternative for many patients. The ceramic substance in these braces blends with the natural color of the teeth and makes the braces less obvious. These braces are a good alternative if you desire a more modest appearance. They are also a perfect fit for you if you like having your photos taken or if you attend occasions while wearing braces.


Lingula braces:


Lingual braces are similar to metal braces. The only difference between lingual and metal braces is that your orthodontist will fix them behind your teeth and not at the front. They are, however, less effective than regular braces and frequently take longer to attain the ideal teeth alignment. Lingual braces are attached from the inside and not outside. As a result, it is tough to maintain them.




Invisalign braces do not use brackets or wires but rather a set of custom-made translucent plastic aligners. They are to be worn over the teeth. These aligners are almost undetectable and more comfortable to wear. Because the Invisalign braces are removable, eating and cleaning are easy. They are, however, significantly more costly and can only be used to treat mild to severe dental issues in teens and adults.


Self-ligating Braces:


In recent years, self-ligating braces have become one of the most popular forms of braces. They are very identical to metal and ceramic braces. But they do not, however, utilize rubber bands. As a result, there is less friction on the braces and you can easily maintain your oral hygiene. Self-ligating braces are equally effective as traditional metal braces and provide exact tooth alignment. They are, however, often more costly and are still visible from the outside.




Choosing the appropriate treatment option is typically a collective choice. You should consult your orthodontist because a treatment procedure that is effective for one individual may not be effective for another. If you have a preference for a treatment type, inform your orthodontist and seek their advice.


Contact your Pinole dentist, Dr. Hoss Abar, DDS, MSD at Abar Orthodontics to learn more about braces.




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