Many young people are eager to get braces because they are coveted fashion accessories and some even go as far as using fake braces. When you get your braces, they will become a big part of your life.
And when they come off, they will impact you with a nice straight smile and a definite appearance change. It is recommended for you meet with our Orthodontists to discuss the advantages of each type of braces in function, price, maintenance, and visibility. This way you will be able to find the best fit for you.
Types of Braces that are used for fashion
There are various forms of braces used for fashion, but in this article, we are going to list the top ones you need to know.
Metal braces (stainless steel) are the most popular type of braces used throughout the country. If you choose metal braces for your treatment plan, we utilize the most comfortable, efficient, and technologically advanced metal braces available. Many patients enjoy having different colors placed on their braces as a means of personal expression and fun. Because it’s so simple to change the colors, feel free to swap them at every visit.
Clear Ceramic Braces
Have you ever thought about having orthodontic treatment, but decided the ‘Metal Mouth’ was not for you? Thanks to a technological and material breakthrough, it is possible to have braces that may go almost entirely unnoticed. Ceramic braces are translucent, so the only thing that shows is the natural color of your teeth.
These innovative braces could change the way you feel about having orthodontic treatment which can certainly help change the quality of your life and make you feel better about yourself and your smile. With ceramic braces, the focus is on you, not your braces.
A self-ligating brace is an amazing form of fashion and it works similarly to metal and ceramic braces and is available in metal or clear/ceramic material. They too rely on braces and a wire to move the teeth. The difference between self-ligating braces compared to metal or ceramic braces is that self-ligating braces use doors or clips to hold the wire in place, rather than elastic rubber ties.
Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth rather than in front, making them invisible to others when you smile. This makes them a great option for patients with cosmetic concerns regarding braces. The entire metal appliance and brackets are customized to match the shape of your teeth exactly. These braces are a great option for athletes, models, actors/actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals. To find out which braces option is right for you
Braces are also used traditionally as fashion. Traditional braces, made from high-grade stainless steel, are the most common type of braces. They have progressed to become lighter and more comfortable than ever before. Metal brackets are attached to the teeth using orthodontic cement and are linked together by an archwire. Tiny elastic ties are used to keep the archwire in place and can be silver or colorful. As our patient, you have the option of customizing your traditional braces by adding colored elastic ties.
For those who want a truly invisible solution, clear aligners are the way to go. Removable plastic trays will be placed on both rows of your teeth to straighten your smile. The trays are removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, meaning that they will not impact your daily activities as deeply as braces do. Using removable aligners does require some self-control – if you cheat and leave them out, for example, they can’t do their job – but they offer amazing results when used correctly.
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