For people of all ages who suffer from misaligned teeth, getting braces can be the beginning of a whole new smile. Certainly, most people know that a smile is usually one of the first ways that a person’s appearance is noticed. In fact, a bright, healthy smile can be one of the warmest ways to say hello universally. Because a person’s smile is so intrinsic to human living, most people cherish their smile. But for those people whose teeth are in need of braces, a perfect smile is a distant goal.
In years past, braces were a difficult process both financially and physically and were quite noticeable. This of course for professional adults proved to be a problematic. The good news is, braces today come in a variety of styles with some nearly invisible. This is great news for adult professionals who wish to repair their teeth without their braces being noticeable.
The four premium types of braces include: traditional metal, ceramic, lingual and Invisalign. For people with minimal teeth mis-alignments, retainers are also an option. However, retainers do not suffice for people who have significant mis-aligned teeth or bone structure issues. When choosing the type of braces that are best for you, there are a few important considerations. First, the severity of the mis-aligned teeth is important. Secondly, the issue of cost and length of time to correct the teeth should be considered.
Traditional or Metal Braces are the most widely used braces on the market, and the ones most often used for children. However, because they are made out of metal, they are quite noticeable. Certainly, they are less noticeable today, than in previous years. They are the least expensive type of braces and can work more quickly in some cases.
These types of braces are much less visible than traditional braces and work well at moving the teeth closer to alignment more quickly than some braces. They are however, more expensive than the traditional metal braces and can get stained easily with a lack of proper care.
These are similar to the traditional braces, however, they are set on the inside of the mouth and are not visible. These types of braces can be more painful and more difficult to clean. Additionally, they can take longer to make teeth corrections. For people who have a more defined misalignment, these braces are not advisable.
These braces are great for people who wish to have little visibility of their braces. In fact, these braces are almost invisible. Additionally, users have few restrictions on what they eat and drink. The Invisalign are more expensive braces and a new pair must be set in every two weeks.