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What Are the Categories of Braces for Straightening Teeth?

What Are the Categories of Braces for Straightening Teeth?

Today's orthodontics not only have "iron teeth and copper teeth", but also many other techniques! Even if you are straightening your teeth, you can smile generously and confidently!


What types of teeth straightening techniques are there?


1. Lip metal brackets


This is the most common "steel tooth" when we correct it. Brackets are metal blocks glued to the outside of the teeth, and then an arch wire (wire) is used to connect all the brackets in series.


The metal brackets on the lip side are stronger and less prone to damage, and the price is relatively affordable.


Just after wearing the lip metal braces, the mouth may be scratched by the brackets. But you will get used to it after a while.


2. Labial ceramic brackets


Compared with metal brackets, the metal block becomes a piece of ceramic.


The color of the ceramic is similar to the color of the teeth, and there will be no "Bling Bling effect". When one meter away or far away (such as taking pictures), it is almost impossible to see that it is being corrected without looking carefully, so it is also called "semi-invisible correction".


However, due to the change in material, ceramic brackets are generally larger in volume than metal brackets. And the edges are not as rounded as metal brackets.


It may be that after wearing ceramic brackets, the comfort of the lip mucosa is worse than wearing metal brackets.


Also, ceramic brackets are more brittle than metal brackets, and there is a risk of chipping relative to metal brackets.


3. Lingual braces


Steel teeth stick to the outside of the teeth, and stick to the inside of the teeth. After decades of development, lingual correction technology has gradually matured. Lingual brackets are brackets that are glued to the inside of the teeth, usually metal.


When the metal block is glued to the inside of the tooth, the lingual bracket is very beautiful.


In terms of comfort, the lip bracket scrapes the mouth, and the lingual bracket does not scrape the mouth but scrapes the tongue, and it takes a while to get used to it.


4. Invisible orthodontic braces without brackets


Invisible correction is a relatively young correction technique compared to the previous techniques.


The orthodontist will give the orthodontist some plastic braces for the patient to wear and replace it after a period of time. The teeth are subjected to force under the condition that the braces are wrapped, and then slowly move in the designed direction.


Such braces are completely invisible, almost invisible, and you can laugh as much as you want. Moreover, since it is self-removing and wearing, it can be temporarily removed on some special occasions, which is very in line with the aesthetic needs and comfort requirements of modern people.


However, invisible orthodontic treatment is not suitable for all cases due to technical limitations, and it depends on the condition of each individual's teeth. The price of invisible orthodontics is also relatively higher than traditional metal brackets and ceramic brackets.


"So, which braces are best?"


"There is no best braces, and everyone's teeth are different in the eyes of orthodontists. With so many choices, it is still necessary to combine your own dental characteristics, aesthetic needs, and economic budget, so that your teeth can achieve the ultimate goal. The goal is to get the best braces!"


Whether it is metal brackets, ceramic brackets, lingual correction or invisible correction, special attention should be paid to oral hygiene.


It is best to clean your mouth every time you eat to avoid tooth decay or periodontal disease caused by the accumulation of food residues around the brackets.

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