Malocclusion is one of the biggest and most common oral issues that people face. It has affected the lives of millions of Americans belonging to all age groups, and the number of individuals seeking orthodontic attention is on the rise. New and innovative orthodontic solutions are available, but perhaps the oldest and most commonly used appliances are dental braces.
Dental braces have been around for decades now, and they seem to be the most sought-after orthodontic aligners for most patients. Here’s a brief read that will help you understand dental braces better.
What are braces made from?
Dental braces may either be made entirely from stainless steel or a combination of metal and ceramic/dental-grade clear plastic. A bracket will be bonded to each tooth with the help of dental adhesives, and wires will be run through them. The ends of the wires will be fastened to a stable support, which will allow us to tighten or loosen them to alter the pressure applied on the teeth. When transparent or tooth-colored counterparts replace metal brackets and wires, they stay under disguise and less distinguishable against the teeth, making them aesthetically pleasing.
Why should you choose braces?
- Effectiveness:Braces are super effective against most types of malocclusion. Open bite, closed bite, crossbite, overbite, underbite, etc., can be treated using braces. They apply pressure on the teeth in a controlled manner, allowing them to move to the desired positions.
- Strong:Metal braces offer high strength and durability. They don’t snap or break off easily, allowing them to stay effective for the entire duration of the treatment period. Sometimes, the bands do snap off, but it is quite an easy fix and wouldn’t cause an interruption in treatment.
- Aesthetics: Traditional metal braces are not the most aesthetic aligners out there, but clear braces bring certain visual advantages to the table. The brackets and wires can be made to match the color of the teeth, helping them stay under disguise. For children, they can also be customized to look colorful as well.
- Inexpensive:In comparison to the apparent alternatives, such as Invisalign, ClearCorrect, or other clear aligners, metal braces are pretty affordable.
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