Which Type Of Braces Are Right For You?

Although traditional metal braces are still the most popular approach to straightening crooked teeth, they are not the only type of braces. Based on the specifics of your situation your orthodontist will determine the most suitable braces in Chicago Loop. Your orthodontist will suggest braces that are best suited to moving your teeth into the ideal position as well as best suited to your lifestyle.

Traditional metal braces:

These braces have two basic components, brackets that are fastened to the front of the teeth and what is known as an “arch wire” that connects the brackets and applies pressure which in turn moves the teeth. Although these braces are noticeable, they are not nearly as annoying as they were in the past. Metal braces today are smaller, and they do the job faster than at any time in the past. Many kids actually like them as they can choose from a host of colorful rubber bands that are used to maintain tension.

Ceramic braces:

These braces function exactly the same as metal braces but the brackets, rather than stainless steel, are made from a clear ceramic material. As they are less obvious, they are quite popular with adults. Ceramic braces are somewhat more expensive than their metal counterpart.

Lingual braces:

Once again, these are somewhat like conventional metal braces, but the brackets are fitted to the backside of the teeth. They are equally effective but are not visible. Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks, they are very difficult to clean, and they can make it difficult to speak properly.

Clear aligners:

The most popular type of clear aligner is Invisalign. Invisalign may not be suitable for complex problems but in the majority of cases they are ideal, and they have positive benefits that other types of braces in Chicago Loop don’t have. They can be removed for cleaning d while eating, they are almost impossible to see, and they are quite comfortable to wear.

Regardless of what type of braces you and your orthodontist decide upon it is extremely important that you maintain excellent oral health. Brushing, flossing and the use of a fluoride mouthwash are all important to ensure that you remain cavity free while your teeth are being straightened.

Your orthodontist can help you choose the most suitable braces in Chicago Loop to correct your specific problem. You are invited to make an appointment with Pure Dental Spa for more detailed information.