What Kinds of Teeth Braces Are There, and How Do You Choose One?

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What Kinds of Teeth Braces Are There, and How Do You Choose One?

Orthodontists generally recommend braces that have the properties to straighten crooked teeth. Braces also treat overbites and underbites of teeth and can also lower the gaps between them. When the lower and upper dental arches of teeth do not approach in the correct alignment, then dental appliances like braces are recommended by orthodontists to treat their patients. Braces continuously pressurize your tooth for the best results so that your teeth will become in the correct alignment.

Types of Braces

Braces improve the alignment of teeth to build confidence in the individual. Different types of braces are prescribed by orthodontists.

  • Metal Braces

Metal braces are generally recommended by orthodontists as they are traditional braces. High-quality stainless steel is used to make such braces. Metal brackets are connected with the help of an arch wire on your teeth. Due to this, such braces provide pressure on your teeth evenly so that your teeth will move in the correct direction.

  • Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces give a more subtle look to your teeth. These braces look like invisible braces as they are made using the colour of your tooth. Due to this, such braces are also known as clear braces.

  • Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are made as per the preference of the patients. They are also called inside braces as they pressurize your teeth from the back. They pull your teeth and bring back them into position with the help of brackets joined with a wire. Such braces work like other braces but it takes more time to make them as they are custom-made. With some advantages, such braces come up with some disadvantages too. Lingual braces are difficult to clean and this may affect the speech in the patients.

  • Invisalign

Invisalign, a custom-made brace made up of plastic trays, is another option for braces in which the patient wears for two weeks. This also helps your teeth to move and align in the preferred posture. The braces do not visible virtually and are comfortable for the patients to wear as they do not make of metal parts. Due to this, such braces do not hurt your gums and your mouth as well. The major benefit of Invisalign retainers is that the patients can remove them when they want to eat something. Such braces are also cleaned easily due to their removable property.

Choosing the correct braces for your teeth

To choose the correct braces for your teeth, you need to consider hygiene, cost, and the time braces will take to align your teeth in shape.

  • Aesthetics

Some people prefer ceramic or lingual braces because they are invisible to other people. One can also wear ceramic braces while attending an important event as they are invisible. Lingual braces are difficult to identify but it may be advised to the patients that they need to wear elastic bands to support lingual braces.

  • Budget

Metal braces are considered by most patients as ceramic braces cost high. Since lingual braces are custom-made, they are costlier than all other braces and therefore, are not preferred by patients who do not want to spend much on the braces.


Celine Dental provides braces to its patients and boosts confidence in them by giving them a better smile. Nowadays, orthodontists at Celine Dental mostly recommend ceramic braces to adults over metal braces as they use tooth-colored brackets instead of metal brackets.