The Different Types Of Adult Braces


If you are among the many patients who are confused on what type of adult braces to get, then this article is for you. Below are the different braces with their corresponding functions.

  • Metal Braces – Metal adult braces are traditional type of braces. Of all the types, this one is the most cost effective. With it, you can see the progress of your teeth in an effective mode. They have small brackets that are attached to every tooth, which are placed with the use of an ultraviolet light. Each bracket has a wire attached to it. Your orthodontist will adjust it regularly so that it can create movement.
  • Clear Braces – Clear Braces are almost the same with the traditional metal braces. However, as the name implies, they are clear and blending in with the teeth. This type of adult braces make use of a clear glue or clear colored bracket so that it can be attached to the teeth. Its treatment is also almost the same with the traditional ones but they are less visible. The people you talk to may not even notice you are wearing braces.
  • Lingual Braces – This type of braces are new and have been more and more popular among patients who seek for teeth straightening. Its difference from other types is that the small brackets are not adhered in front but at the back of the teeth. A lot of people are choosing lingual braces because they are hardly noticed. The only downside is that they feel the discomfort especially when food are stuck between the brackets. But still, they are great if you do not want to wear braces that are seen and obvious.
  • Invisalign – It is the type of adult braces that are clear aligners that can effective adjust the teeth. Among all types, this is the most recognizable. The trays used are customized based on the size of your mouth and your orthodontist does the job of designing the trays to change over time. This means you will use the trays for at least half a month before changing them. A number of patients experience good results in the first few trays.

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