At Smile Again, we have various types of braces available to choose from. It can be depend upon.
- The severity of the condition
- The recommendation of our orthodontist
- Duration of the treatment
- Patients own personal preference
Metal braces are made of metal brackets. These types of braces are very strong also tend to be the most inexpensive and can treat the most severe cases. Some of the drawback of metal braces are they cause irritation to the cheeks and gum but patients often adjust to the feelings after a few weeks. Also they are not estheticaly pleasant.
Ceramic braces are very similar to metal braces. The only difference is the brackets are tooth colored. They are nearly as strong as metal and can be used to treat nearly all of the same cases. Ceramic braces are a solution for people who are looking for braces that blends with the teeth and are not as evident as metal braces. Patients also report less irritation of the gums when compared to metal braces. Treatment is slightly more expensive than metal braces.
Lingual braces are custom made braces bonded to the back of the teeth making them invisible to other people. Lingual braces are a cosmetic alternative to those who do not wish the braces to be visible.
This is the purely cosmetic alternative option to braces with brackets. The clear, plastic trays used in this method are virtually invisible and are difficult to detect. With invisible braces there is no irritation to the gums.