When you think about getting braces, you probably have a lot of questions about the different types available. Which type is best for you?
There are many different types of braces, and they all serve specific purposes. Your specific needs and goals will direct the type of braces you choose.
So how do you know which type is right for you? In this article, we’ll talk about the three main types of braces: ceramic braces, traditional braces, and lingual braces. We’ll also go over some of their pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for your situation.
Ceramic braces, lingual braces, and traditional braces are three types of braces commonly used to straighten teeth. The choice of which type of braces to use depends on the severity of your case, the amount of time you have, and your budget (1).
When it comes to choosing the right type of braces for your teeth, you will have to consider a few things.
Keep reading to find the basic differences between ceramic braces, lingual braces, and traditional braces.
Ceramic braces are very much like metal braces, only they are made of a ceramic material that are long-lasting and virtually invisible while worn.
Also, they are less visible than traditional metal braces. Aesthetically, ceramic brackets look much better than metal brackets because they blend in with the natural color of your teeth. In addition, brackets are translucent and tooth-colored, so they blend in nicely with your teeth’ color. This makes ceramic braces much less noticeable than traditional metal ones (2).
Traditional braces, also known as “metal braces”, are made of metal wires that are used to move teeth in the desired direction. The wires are attached to brackets that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Additionally, they work by making gradual changes to the position of your teeth. They are used on people of all ages, but they’re especially helpful for younger patients who have had time to wear them for about two years.
Lingual braces are bonded to the lingual (tongue) surface of your teeth. They are known as “invisible” braces because they do not show when you smile or talk.
The most notable difference between traditional braces and lingual braces is that traditional braces are attached to the front of your teeth, while lingual braces are placed to the back of your teeth. On the other hand, while you can see the brackets and wires every time you smile with traditional braces, lingual braces are hidden behind your teeth so only an orthodontist can see them (3).
Braces are a great way to straighten teeth and improve your smile. If you’re considering braces, you may wonder which type of braces is best for you.
Ceramic, traditional and lingual braces are all options for orthodontic treatment. Each type of brace has its benefits. Deciding which type is best for you will depend on the severity of your dental problems and your comfort level with each type of brace.