Types of Orthodontic Braces
Metal braces is the conventional and the most commonly chosen orthodontic option. Successful orthodontic treatment requires a consistent, cooperative effort by both the orthodontist and patient. To successfully complete the treatment plan, the patient must carefully clean his or her teeth, wear rubber bands, headgear or other appliances as prescibed by the orthodontist, and keep appointments as scheduled.
Ceramic or clear braces are tooth-colored or transluent making orthodontic treatment less visible. At BIDC, Clarity Braces is a popular choice of clear braces chosen by adults.
Clear braces is simliar to metal braces, the difference being the brackets on teeth are clear transparent or ceramic brackets.
Lingual braces are hidden braces placed behind teeth making the braces completely non-visible when you smile. Lingual orthodontics particularly well-suited for adults whose professions keep them in the public eyes.
Clear aligners uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without fixed metal wires or brackets. This is an invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
Self Ligating Braces uses is a unique clip bracket system to move teeth with low or light forces. Damon Braces and Clarity SL Braces are well-known self-ligating braces.
After active orthodontic treatment is completed, most patients will need to wear a retainer for a thereafter or a period of time. An orthodontic retainer is a device that is used to keep teeth in their new positions after braces or clear aligner treatment.