Whether you have crooked teeth, an underbite, or an overbite, orthodontic dentistry can help you straighten your teeth to improve your teeth’s appearance and function. It will likewise aid in ensuring the long-term health of not only your teeth, but your jaws and gums as well.
Depending on the severity of your teeth’s malocclusion (bad bite), your orthodontist will help you pick out the most suitable orthodontic treatment for you.
Currambine Dental lists below the different types of dental braces available.Metal Dental Braces
These are the traditional braces with wires and metal brackets. Newer versions are now less conspicuous and smaller. While the most affordable type, they are still the most noticeable.Lingual Dental Braces
Similar to metal braces but with wires and brackets positioned at the back of your teeth so people will not know you are wearing them. They are costlier, though, and not suitable for more serious cases.Ceramic Dental Braces
These are likewise similar to metal braces but have clear or teeth-coloured brackets and wires that effectively blend with your teeth. They straighten teeth faster than Invisalign and are less conspicuous. However, they cost more than traditional dental braces and may easily stain if not properly cared for.Invisalign
These are a set of clear, durable plastic moulds or aligners worn for 14 days before being replaced with the next mould. They are the invisible type of dental braces and the easiest to eat with. Of the four, it is the priciest, and not suitable for children.
Wearing dental braces will unfortunately be difficult at first since you have to go through mouth sores and more meticulous oral hygiene habits. To tide you over this journey, always go to your scheduled orthodontist appointments and never lose your eye on the prize—that perfect smile.