ORTHODONTICS

Removable Braces

Removable braces can be used to correct minor problems, such as slightly crooked teeth.

They are usually worn only on your upper teeth and kept in by metal clips that fit over the teeth at the front and back.

It does not hurt to get a removable brace fitted.

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Metal braces

Metal braces are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also working to improve dental health.

They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, cross bites, open bites, deep bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw.

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Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-coloured or clear brackets that blend in to teeth.

The main edge of ceramic braces is their aesthetic and cosmetic appeal. 

The ceramic brackets do not stain but the clear elastic wires or ties holding the brackets to your teeth stain, especially if you smoke, eat a lot of curry or drink loads of coffee.

But these ties are changed every time an adjustment is made, usually, monthly.

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Lingual Brace

Lingual braces (also known as invisible braces) are attached to the inside surfaces of the teeth that face the tongue.

There they are practically invisible from the outside, even up-close

Besides being invisible, lingual braces have other advantages.

First, they are far more capable and efficient than clear aligners for complex movements like correcting rotations, changing the heights of teeth, and closing extractions spaces.

Additionally, even if oral hygiene is not ideal, any discoloration that occurs (white spots) will be on the inside of the teeth where it is not visible.

Lingual Braces