4 Forms of Braces

If you think that braces are a one-size-fits-all proposition, you’re in for a surprise. See, advances in orthodontics have led to more choices in braces than ever before. See which is right for your smile.

Traditional Metal Braces

When most people think of braces, they usually recall this type consisting of metal brackets and wires. Yet family orthodontics have come a long way and introduce many kinds of smaller, less noticeable, more comfortable braces. Most orthodontists in Connecticut offer many varieties in addition to the conventional metal.

The Good:

  • Most affordable braces
  • Ideal braces for kids
  • Options for colored bands
  • Proven effectiveness

The Bad:

  • Most noticeable orthodontics option for braces
  • Metal brackets and wires can irritate mouth

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are shaped and sized similarly to metal braces, but they have tooth-colored or clear brackets and wires that are much less noticeable than metal. They have become very popular and are offered by many orthodontists in Connecticut. An orthodontist often recommends them to adults and teens who are self-conscious about wearing braces.

The Good:

  • More discreet than metal braces
  • Can straighten and shift teeth much faster than Invisalign invisible aligners

The Bad:

  • Less affordable braces than metal
  • Brackets may stain without proper care

Lingual Braces

This orthodontics option is similar to traditional metal braces, but the brackets are placed on the back of the teeth to be practically invisible from view. An orthodontist will usually recommend them for adults who are insecure about being seen with braces.

The Good

  • Barely visible from the outside

The Bad

  • Requires more time for adjustments
  • Hard to clean
  • Less affordable braces than other options
  • Not suitable for complex dental needs, so not the best braces for kids
  • Often uncomfortable at first

Invisalign Invisible Aligners

This is one of the newest types of braces offered by family orthodontics practices. Rather than moving teeth with brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners. Each is worn for about two weeks and then replaced with the next in the series. They are removed to ease eating, drinking, and cleaning teeth.

The Good

  • Virtually invisible
  • Stain-resistant
  • Removable for better function

The Bad

  • Not recommended for complex dental problems
  • Can be easily lost or misplaced
  • Only used for adults and teens, so not an option as braces for kids
  • Least affordable braces type
  • May require longer treatment time

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