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Different Kinds of Braces to Straighten teeth

Different Kinds of Braces to Straighten teeth and Improve Appearance

Do you know braces are available in different sizes and shapes? Like other forms of dental treatments, braces are improving too and some are discreet that cannot be spotted separately. Check out some popular kinds of braces that offer patients with great and satisfying results.




Invisalign is a type of brace that uses clear aligners for teeth straightening. Without having metal trace, it moves your teeth gently with a series of plastic aligners that are transparent and can be removed easily. Your Invisalign aligners are customised only for you so that your teeth move little by little.


These are very discreet as there are no brackets or metal wires. You can remove the braces to eat all kinds of foods that might be difficult with fixed one. It is advised to wear it for at least 20 hours in a day so that you can straighten teeth and improve overall appearance.


Some pros of Invisalign


  • You can remove it at the time of brushing, flossing, eating and drinking.
  • Your experts will show you digitalized X-rays of how the teeth will appear after the treatment is done.
  • These clear braces cannot be seen easily.


Cons of Invisalign


  • It will work properly only when you wear it for a minimum of 22 days each day.
  • Some complicated problems are there that will suit you than fixed braces.


Self-ligating braces


Self-ligating braces are quite similar to traditional fixed braces that orthodontists have been using for years to straighten teeth. However, they can now be found with ceramic or clear brackets that makes them discreet.


They use clips for holding the wire of the braces in its place which makes it easy for you to brush and have clean teeth at the time of orthodontic treatment.


Advantages of self-ligating braces


  • It is used for treating simple or complicated problems.
  • It helps you attain the most desired result by giving orthodontist complete control on your teeth.


Disadvantages of self-ligating braces


  • Brush carefully around wires and brackets to keep your teeth clean and healthy.
  • These are not hidden completely.


Lingual braces are attached at the tongue part of the teeth. They are quite hard at the time of straightening teeth from the inside and no one notices them. The lingual braces will appear and function like fixed braces with wires and brackets that help in moving teeth.


The brackets are customized for fitting uneven back surfaces of the teeth, in case of these braces.


The pros of lingual braces


  • These invisible braces are hidden completely from eye-sight
  • They help in treating major problems.


The cons of lingual braces


  • It might require the time span of a few days for your tongue to adapt to the braces
  • These braces require high skills and specialist materials and as such, they are more costly when compared to other braces.


Are you interested in knowing more about different types of braces? You want visit Wimpole Dental in London where our orthodontists can help you with all the braces and treatments offered, based on the need of the individual who wants to perform it.

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