Braces are any designed structures or devices attached to any other thing that will give support to that weaker/injured or a misaligned particular thing.
Dental braces are one of the advancements of medical science, a solution, hope for the people who have poorly aligned teeth. These misaligned teeth are a common problem that many people suffer from.
They are a stigma when social life is considered. However, with the advancement of technology, they can well be brought to an alignment. For a long time, the traditional, heavy and metal braces and other headgears have been used for this purpose, but now, things have changed; people are switching towards the more comfortable, convenient and fast working braces for misaligned teeth.
So why to wait and waste more time? Get your pair of braces on by the recommendation of your doctor and revolutionize your smile with hidden braces.
Braces are a common term now, many people have misconceptions regarding these braces. The type of braces that are best suitable to them, when to get them fixed, their proper indication, for how long they should be put on and how to deal with them during treatment. We will cover these questions one after another. First of all, Braces are of following types:
- Metal/Traditional Braces: This usual form of braces are the cheapest and the most effective ones. In this methodology, the metallic brackets are attached to the teeth via glue,, and metallic wires are introduced and passed through them, which holds the teeth with great support. The results are great.
- Ceramic braces: Contrary to the metallic braces, these are made up of ceramics material, which is somehow less visible to others. This type of braces is highly suitable for those who are conscious about their looks and profession or want to hide their braces from others in the first look. They are a good choice, but the overall results are inferior to metal or traditional braces.
- Lingual braces: They are fixed behind the teeth. They are almost always invisible to others because they are not at the front. They are good in usage, but their main disadvantage is that they irritate the tongue, impede in tongue movements, and one may experience trouble while speaking.
- Damon braces: This is a recent advancement in dental medicine. They are very close metallic braces in their appearance. The only difference is that the rubber bands are not needed. Instead, they have their own sliding wires which can hold the set of teeth firmly and give them enough support. They have good results overall.
- Clear braces: The name suggests that they have no color, as they adopt the color of the teeth and are not visible to anyone. They are successful but up to a very limited extent and the results are not very good.
- Smart braces: They are also recently introduced in dental medicine. They are meant to obtain accurate measurements and produce faster results as compared to other braces. Their duration of treatment is much shorter.
- Invisalign Braces: Virtually invisible, these are clear plastic teeth braces. The Invisalign braces are like plastic molds or trays that are meant to be fixed in teeth and can be removed while eating, drinking, tooth brushing, or for any other purpose. It is just like an artificial set of gums and teeth, whenever you want to remove them, you can do it.
- Forsus Appliances: These appliances are additional to braces. In a recent recommendation by American doctors, every child 7 or under should be screened for misaligned jaw set.
If it is found that the jaw set (upper and lower) are not giving a proper articulation or in simple words, a perfect bite, then forsus appliances are recommended in addition to braces, which will first correct the jaw set position and then comes the alignment of teeth.
- Palatal Expanders: They are just recently introduced in this field of medicine. Previously, it was practiced that if a tooth is badly misaligned in a set of less misaligned teeth, then this tooth has to be extracted first, then others will be aligned with the installment of braces. But now, it has been replaced by Plasma Expanders.
This is a device which is fixed in the upper jaw, just below the palate and it pushes the badly misaligned tooth(s) to its original place. It is a successful technique but not in multiple misaligned teeth, they need braces as a final and effective option.
All types of braces are good, effective, efficient and almost always non-harmful to health, but the traditional metallic braces (considering still the old is gold), Invisalign and accelerated orthodontics are the three best techniques in modern medical science that produces excellent and fastest results. Rest, personal experiences and ratings may alter the results, as everyone’s choice may differ.