One of the most common dental treatments that people get today is braces to correct their smile or another problem with their palate. They can have a profound effect on the lives of the people who receive them, improving their self-image and dental health in the long term. Dental braces are such a common treatment because of the wide variety of oral problems they can fix today.
Braces have the ability to correct crooked teeth and misaligned bites. They help correct structural issues that can make it difficult to eat or speak. Developmental issues that need correcting in children can be completely reversed by braces, allowing them to grow up with healthy teeth, jaws, and self-esteem.
With so many positive benefits, it’s no wonder how often they are used by the widest variety of people today. The improvements made over the years make braces more appealing and a more feasible option for some who had second thoughts before. Innovations in braces technology mean that more people can have access to braces and have more options to choose from. Here are some available varieties of braces.
Traditional Metal Braces
These are the braces most people are familiar with. Everyone remembers a friend growing up, if not yourself, with the metal braces attached to your teeth to straighten them. They are very strong and still the preference of dentists because of their amazing corrective power. They remain the most common braces even today.
Ceramic braces are a new twist on their metal counterpart. Many of the parts are the same. They are fastened to the teeth the same and still have great corrective power, but they are the color of your teeth so they allow for a more natural appearance for people who may be self-conscious about the metal braces.
Clear Plastic Braces
Braces like Invisalign® and ClearCorrect® have surfaced recently and are targeted towards an older audience. Teenagers and adults like the fact that they are clear and can’t be seen easily, but they are still correcting their teeth. They are not as strong as the previous two mentioned, but they still work over time by gently using pressure to nudge your teeth into the correct place.
To learn more about your options for orthodontic braces, call Wayne Family Orthodontics in Wayne, New Jersey, today to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. Muhammad Abey.