This is the most popular type of braces. Wire is tied to brackets with colorful elastomeric rings. Therefore, regular visits to the orthodontist is required as the rings are loosened over time.
In recent years, many advances in orthodontic materials have taken place. Metal braces are smaller and more efficient. The metal wires now being used are no longer just stainless steel. They are made of alloys of nickel, titanium, copper and cobalt, and some of the wires are heat-activated. These new kinds of wires cause the teeth to continue to move during certain phases of treatment. In addition, braces on the front teeth typically have only the bracket bonded directly to the tooth, minimizing the “tin grin”. These “space age” materials advancements exert a steady, gentle pressure on the teeth, so that the tooth-moving process may be faster and more comfortable for patients.
Dental Ceramic Braces
Translucent clear ceramic braces are popular with adults. Wire is tied with clear brackets with clear elastomeric rings so they are less visible.
Benefits of Clear Braces
- Translucent designed to blend in with teeth and thus fairly unnoticeable from distances and in photographs
- Many find ceramic braces are more comfortable than metal and tends to be less irritating to the gums
- Ceramic braces does not stain
Procedure of Dental Braces Treatment
1.Oral examination, Panoramic and Cephalometric X-RAY for diagnosis and treatment plan
Any required pre-orthodontic treatment is done such as tooth extraction, gum treatment or teeth scaling
3.Fitting of braces
4.Checkup visits are made to adjust your braces on monthly basis
5.Retainers usually need to be worn during night time after braces are removed to prevent relapses