Aligners and Braces
Braces and aligners are two of the most popular dental care methods for adults, and even for teenagers. It is trendy among younger patients, as it makes a patient’s smile more attractive.
Braces are perfect for people who do not see time as an issue in achieving a beautiful smile. Orthodontics are best used to align their teeth.
If you are considering braces for your child or for yourself, you have different options. Our dentists at Dental Focus can help you make the right choice.
Types of Aligners and Braces
The dentist guides the patient according to his individual needs in choosing between aligners or traditional braces. Today’s patients have more choices as to the kind of braces they can use.
The ever-popular braces are now lighter in weight and have improved in structure. Traditional braces are made from a durable type of stainless steel, which come with metal brackets that are attached to each tooth with the use of cement.
These braces are linked to each other using a thin archwire. This gives pressure on the patient’s teeth which help them shift and finally arrange them in the desired position.
These arch wires in your braces are connected with brackets using tiny elastics called ligatures or o-rings. The orthodontist will change them as he tightens your braces. Some braces have brackets in them that do not require o-rings, and these braces are called self-ligating braces.
Ceramic braces work like traditional braces, but their brackets are made from a clear and transparent ceramic. These braces are less visible compared to other braces, which make them a popular choice for adults who need orthodontic treatment.
Lingual braces are made from the same metal wires and brackets used in traditional braces, but their wires and brackets are installed on the inner surface of the tooth to hide them.
Invisalign are made of customized clear BPA-free plastic aligners that can be removed easily and are typically replaced bi-weekly to shift the position of the teeth in the right direction.
Palatal expansion and tooth extraction are usually performed together.
Here at Dental Focus, we want our patients to be reassured and satisfied with the results of their investment. Approach any of our dentists to discuss any of our aesthetic procedures.
Book your appointment now, and discuss your options in detail. Call Dental Focus now.