Different types of braces can fix different types of dental issues. Parker Orthodontics will examine your or your child’s teeth to determine which type of braces is best suited for your or your child’s needs.
In this blog, we’ll talk about three different types of braces we offer at Parker Orthodontics, what they are made of, and how they work.
Different types of braces
Traditional metal braces are made of high-quality stainless steel and have been used to straighten teeth for decades. Modern braces can be classified into three different categories.
- Metal braces
- Clear braces
- Lingual braces
Today, we will talk about the different types of braces we offer at Parker Orthodontics.
- Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and consist of metal brackets being bonded to each individual’s teeth. They use a combination of metal brackets, archwires, and elastic ties to guide the teeth into the desired position. They are typically the cheapest, but it is the longest treatment option for desired results.
- Clear braces are traditional braces made with either ceramic or clear plastic. They blend in with the natural color of the teeth, making them less visible than metal braces. However, they can be more expensive than metal braces and may require more frequent visits to the orthodontist for adjustments.
- Invisalign clear aligners function similarly to invisible braces, but without the discomfort of brackets and wires. They are clear, plastic molds that fit snugly over your teeth and keep them in the right position.
You have several options when it comes to starting orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child. Each treatment has advantages and disadvantages that may not fit your lifestyle. Talk to an orthodontist near you who can assess your situation and recommend the right type of braces that best fit your needs.
Where to find the right type of braces?
There are several different types of braces offered by dentists today. Every style is unique and costs differently. You’ll need to see your dentist to pick out the right braces for your teeth. We offer full orthodontic treatment here at Parker Orthodontics.
We can assist you in getting the best type of dental braces for your needs. Dr. Parker will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and mouth to develop a customized orthodontic treatment plan for you. Book your appointment today to schedule your free consultation.