If you’ve determined that straightening your teeth is the only option for you, talk to your dentist or orthodontist about your options. Braces are an excellent choice for people of any age, as long as their teeth and gums are healthy enough to support them. Children with malleable, flexible gums and bone tissues can benefit from braces more than adults.
Brackets, bands, and adjustable wire are used on secure fixed metal braces to the teeth. For those with more complicated dental alignment problems, these braces might be a safer option.
In addition to fixed braces, headgear is often needed. Headgear is usually used only at night. Since their inception, metal braces have come a long way. They now have less metal brackets and smaller racks. They’re still a lot more relaxed than before. They also come with a variety of multicolored rubber bands to complement your personality.
Ceramic braces, as well as the arch wires that attach them, are translucent or tooth-colored, making them less noticeable than metal brackets. Ceramic brackets rust quickly and crack easily, but the straightening mechanism is the same as for metal brackets.
Invisalign braces, for example, are almost undetectable. Teens and adults are the only ones who can wear them. Your clear plastic aligners are designed to suit your mouth perfectly. They are removed and replaced twice a month and fit over each tooth like a mouth guard. For extreme tooth alignment repair, this alternative is not recommended.
The lingual surface between your teeth is the hand that meets your tongue. Invisible braces are also known as lingual braces. They’re identical to standard metal braces, with the exception that they’re attached to the backs of your teeth.