Braces have pretty much lost the negative association that used to go with them, because there are many different types in many different styles with different teeth straightening speeds on the market today. Some children actually want to wear them just for their appeal!
Here are some types of braces with a bit of information on each one.
Traditional braces or metal braces:
These braces are the ones with the metal brackets and wires that most people know about. Modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than before though, with heat-activated NASA type arch wires that use your body heat to help your teeth move faster. Wearing them is less painful than before and they also need fewer adjustments. They remain your least expensive braces option. Read More..
Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces in size and shape, but they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in with your teeth. Tooth-colored wires can be used to make them even less noticeable. They are more expensive than metal braces but they will move your teeth faster than for instance Invisalign. Read More..
Invisalign braces are not single braces that get adjusted over time like with the aforementioned ones. Invisalign constitutes a series of 18 to 30 custom-made braces that are clear plastic aligners which more resemble mouth guards. They have to be removed and replaced every 2nd week. They are almost invisible, but cannot be used for serious dental problems and can only be used for teens and adults. Treatment with Invisalign also take longer than with other braces. Read More..
Accelerated orthodontic braces can benefit both teenagers and adults. Conventional braces take between 2-3 years to let you have that fully boosted smile, while accelerated orthodontics like ClearAligners could get you there in between 3 to 8 months. Accelerated braces like ClearAligners correct mild to moderate upper or lower teeth crowding, and is an inexpensive way to get your smile to the way you want it much faster. (ClearAligners braces were designed and patented by our own Dr. Cronauer.) Read More..
In-Ovation braces are smaller and more comfortable to wear than normal braces. They work with free-sliding technology and deliver results faster than traditional style braces. Also – you never have to have anything tightened because they don’t have elastics or ties. And – they are available in three styles! Read More..
Extra procedures that will help your braces perform better:
Propel is an orthodontic system used in addition to brackets or aligners to speed up the tooth straightening process. It can be done in minutes. How it works, is that the bone around the teeth is stimulated, helping them to move into their correct positions faster. This can cut your treatment time by as much as 50%! Read More..