The Different Types of Braces

It was not long ago that your choices for braces in Middletown and elsewhere were limited. Today, however, the industry has developed many new techniques and treatments, and there are now a range of different kinds of braces. Teens and adults alike are now making use of new and improved metal braces as well as clear braces and Invisalign, which all come with a host of unique advantages. Keep reading if you are interested in learning a little bit about the different types of braces.

Metal Braces
Braces were once large, bulky, and distracting, which made it difficult to encourage some people to undergo treatment. Today’s metal braces, on the other hand, are much more attractive. Modern metal braces make use of much smaller brackets, so they are less noticeable than in the past. Kids can even choose different colors for their bands and brackets; this makes them feel like they have some influence over their procedure and will allow them to express Braces in Middletownthemselves. Modern braces also tend to be more comfortable than they once were, and they have the potential to realign teeth more quickly.

Clear Braces
Much like traditional metal braces, clear braces make use of brackets and bands. The difference is that these brackets are made from a clear material that blends in with your teeth, making them more discreet than metal braces.

Invisalign
Although metal braces are smaller and sleeker than traditional braces, some people are still not sold. If you are looking for an orthodontic treatment that is as discreet as it can be, you may be interested in Invisalign. This treatment makes use of aligners, which are clear, removable plastic trays. The clear plastic is transparent enough that people will typically be unable to tell that you are going through orthodontic treatment at all. Invisalign aligners are also convenient in that they allow you to continue to eat anything you want. Since they are removable, aligners also make it easier to brush and floss your teeth each day.

Categories: Orthodontia, Invisalign, Braces

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