Braces are a type of orthodontic device which are worn to correct any number of dental or facial abnormalities such as malocclusion, under/overbite, TMJ, crowded teeth and spacing between teeth.
What are cosmetic braces?
In contrast to years gone by, when metal “train track” braces were the only option, there are several types of modern, cosmetic braces that gradually apply pressure to shift your teeth into position.
The discrete design of cosmetic braces – some braces are almost invisible – mean adults no longer need to feel self-conscious about wearing them. Modern fixed braces still use brackets connected with wires that attach to the teeth. But smaller and more subtle metal brackets, or clear ceramic brackets with clear wires, make them far less visible.
What Are The Different Types Of Braces?
Traditional braces have progressed since the early days and are now lighter in weight and structure than they used to be. They are made from a high-grade stainless steel and have metal brackets that are attached to each tooth using a type of cement. The brackets are linked to each other with a thin archwire, which puts pressure on the teeth to cause them to move slowly into the correct position.
These work in the same way as traditional braces, but the brackets are made from a clear, transparent ceramic material. The braces are less visible to others, which makes them a popular choice for adults who need orthodontic treatment.
This type of braces is currently enjoying a wave of popularity with orthodontists because it provides gentler treatment and requires fewer dental visits.