Lingual braces are fixed metal braces that are attached behind the teeth, making them completely invisible braces to anyone who isn’t actually looking right down into your mouth. They apply pressure to the back of the teeth, rather than the front, correcting your teeth without intruding on your appearance and even allowing you to clearly see your new smile blossom as the treatment takes its course.
Invisalign® are invisible braces which are a great and discreet way to correct misaligned teeth. They consist of a series of clear plastic aligners that are changed every two to four weeks so that your teeth are gently realigned into a new position. Each new aligner moves your teeth a small amount so that gradually they achieve the same result as metal braces.
Metal Braces; also referred to as traditional braces, these are made from high grade stainless steel. They are light, comfortable, and are linked to one another by an archwire. These are some of the most readily available braces; they are affordable and highly effective. Each brace is bonded to the front of your tooth to ensure that it doesn’t move out of the desired arrangement.
Clear braces; these braces work on the same principle as the metal brackets only that they are made of a ceramic material. They are translucent and thus harder for someone to notice or point out. Clear braces enhance your aesthetic looks since they are clear and don’t stain easily.
These are removable braces worn to alter the position of the jaws and the way the upper and lower teeth meet. The power of the jaw muscles is applied to move the teeth. They are usually worn on the upper and lower teeth at the same time. It is a very important type of brace and can achieve some dramatic results in the right cases. It works best in a growing patient. Their success totally depends whether or not the braces are worn well.