Orthodontic Dentistry

Orthodontic Dentistry

Types of braces for aligning your teeth

The Orthodontic treatment always involves the use of a brace (orthodontic appliance). All types of braces have one aim: use a gentle pressure to move the teeth to a new position. The treatment you need will determine the type of brace to be used. The brace might be:

Removable: A removable brace is a plastic plate with delicate wires and strings. As the name suggests, the brace can be removed for cleaning.

Fixed: Brackets are stuck to teeth and are connected by a flexible wire that is tightened at regular intervals. In case you may need a fixed brace, depending on your case, you will have the possibility to choose between ceramic (tooth-colored) or metal brackets.

Functional: These braces are worn in the upper and lower teeth at the same time. By connecting both parts of the braces, the power of the jaw is used to move teeth in tandem.

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