Smile! Your teeth are going to look great! Braces are a big decision for children and adults alike but the reward is noticeable by everyone. It may take some time and adjustment, but braces correct your teeth and leave you with a perfect smile. Conveniently, there are many different types of braces to choose from. While some may be more expensive than others, the benefits may outweigh the cost for you. It’s important to be informed and talk to your dentist about which braces are best for you.
Invisalign braces are expensive and only meant for people who need a minor amount of corrective work. However, they do have the benefit of being, as their name suggests, of being invisible. These are great for adults who work in professional positions and are concerned about having visible braces.
Metal braces are the most common braces and require a lifestyle change. If you have metal braces, you have to be careful to not eat any foods that are particularly difficult to chew, such as a tough meat. You must also be careful to avoid foods in which a piece might get lodged in the braces, such as a popcorn.
Ceramic braces are like metal braces, but a little more obscure and cost a little extra. However, they are not as sturdy as metal braces, typically require more dentist visits, and take longer to correct the teeth. Regardless, since the ceramic can be colored the same as a person’s tooth, they are a great option for adults who need braces but do not want the obviousness of metal braces.
Sneaky, sneaky, these braces actually work behind the scenes, or should I say, behind your teeth. While this option is very tempting for anyone who would rather not have their braces be seen, lingual braces are considerably difficult to put in. The braces are actually so difficult to put in that a lot of dentists do not even offer them as an option. Additionally, they are likely to cause discomfort for your tongue since the braces are on the inside of your mouth instead.
Damon braces are a new approach to corrective dentistry. They have all of the benefits of metal braces only they can be clear for anyone worried about the appearance of braces and the material is stain resistant, which is great news for coffee lovers and soda drinkers. Since these braces also use a self-litigating system , fewer dentists visits are required. The only apparent draw back to the damon braces is that they seem to be considerably costlier.