Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Orthodontics & Different Types of Braces

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry which treats alignment problems caused to teeth. Misalignment can be caused because of several reasons like improper bites, childhood habits etc. In orthodontics there are several types of devices. According to the condition of the patient's teeth, the dentist will recommend the suitable device. Orthodontics can treat problems like overbites, cross bites, deep bites, crooked, crowded, protruding, irregular spacing etc.


The dental devices are commonly known as dental braces. These will exert pressure on the teeth and bone and will make it properly aligned. Normally these devices are two types fixed and removable. Fixed braces will have common parts for all types they are, wires, metal braces, brackets, an appropriate bonding material, a suitable O ring that normally consists of an arch wire elastic ligature etc.

Types of Dental Braces


Now you can have different types of dental braces. Earlier braces cannot be removed. But now you can have both removable and fixed. The newest of all is invisible braces which can be removed any time the patient desire. The orthodontic treatment needs to have both removable and fixed. Once fixed braces are removed, the dentist will suggest to wear removable retainers for getting the tooth fixed in place. The types of dental braces are,
  • Metal Braces
  • Ceramic Braces
  • Lingual Braces
  • Gold Plated Braces
  • Titanium Braces
  • Invisible Braces


Metal Braces


Metal braces

Metal Braces or traditional braces are two types, it can be either in silver or gold colour. Metal braces  are fixed and strong that which can withstand all the daily interactions. Initially when it is fixed, the patient may feel irritation in the gums and can sense the pain in teeth. This condition will not last long and the patient may get used to it. Care must be given when you are with your metal braces. Control eating hard food items, hard vegetables, tough meats etc. Should avoid chewy food items like gum, caramel etc.

Ceramic Braces


ceramic braces 

Ceramic Braces are composed of composite materials with varying colours. So that it can match the natural colour of the teeth. They are not that visible compared with metal braces and will not stain. The disadvantage about ceramic braces are it is not that strong and are more expensive than metal braces. Even it has these disadvantages, they look great.

Lingual Braces

Lingual Braces are attached inside the mouth. These are special braces which is more costly than ordinary braces. The main advantage of these braces are, this will not be noticed by anyone unless they look inside your mouth. These braces are the best option for those who need aesthetic treatment for correcting their alignment problems. Lingual braces can't be installed by every dentist, it needs special training to treat with these braces.

lingual braces


Gold Plated Braces

Gold Plated Braces are preferred for two main reasons. The first reason is that, if the patient is allergetic to nickel or irritated with nickel material. The second reason is common that is for aesthetic look. When gold is plated in braces, it looks great throughout the treatment and also after the treatment.

Titanium Braces

Titanium braces are fabricated with stainless steel. The braces will be smaller in size, lighter in weight and it has sufficient strength. It has several advantages over ordinary braces. Titanium braces are bio-compatible, reliable, and it comes in different colours. 

Invisible Braces or Invisalign Braces


invisible braces 

In every field new methods and techniques are evolving. The dental field is also giving us new experiences with new technologies. One of the latest one is Invisible Braces or Invisalign braces which is a better alternative to ordinary braces. Because of its vast number of advantages, the demand for these braces really high. The main advantage is its transparency which makes it un noticeable than other braces. Difficulties sensing in gums, cheeks and adjacent areas because of ordinary braces is rectified by these braces. Also it can be removed whenever the wearer needs or in any situation. Tooth decay will be less when these braces are used.

For Invisalign treatment, the patient needs to visit the clinic several times. These braces exert only less pressure compared with other braces. The patient has to visit the clinic in 2 weeks time to change the braces. The invisible braces are developed according to the patient's teeth structure with the help of computerized techniques. So after 2 weeks new braces will be given according to the changes in the teeth. Treatment with these braces are considered to be faster than traditional braces.

Dentique Dental Clinic Calicut provides all the new technologies which help them to give the patient desired treatment and facilities. All dental clinics wont be giving the invisible braces treatment, but you can avail the best invisible braces treatment at Dentique.

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