Dental Braces Orthodontic Treatment
Braces are dental tools that help to correct problems with your teeth, like crowding, crooked teeth, or teeth that are out of alignment. Many people get braces when they’re teenagers, but adults also can get them based on their teeth conditions. As you wear them, braces slowly straighten and align your teeth so you have a normal bite. At Medini, we provide several types of braces such as conventional braces (traditional/normal), self-ligating braces, ceramic braces or clear aligners. Our dentist will also brief you on care before, during, and after treatment.
There are 5 main types of braces available today:
- Metal braces
- Ceramic braces
- Self-ligating braces
- Lingual braces
- Clear aligners like Invisalign
Metal braces are most popular among children and adolescent patients. They work by applying the braces to the teeth and connecting them with a wire. The wire is tied to the braces using elastic ties, which come in an array colors to choose from. To move the teeth, the orthodontist makes adjustments to the wire at your appointments every 4-8 weeks.
Ceramic braces are braces made of clear, tooth-colored material. They work in the same way as metal braces but are more discreet and less visible. ceramic braces are less noticeable and present an affordable alternative to metal braces.
We have found that self-ligating braces result in mildly shorter appointment times because of how easy they are to adjust. They are therefore a good choice for patients who are more sensitive to discomfort, cannot sit still in the dental chair for very long and developmental delays and orthodontic need.
Lingual braces behind the teeth are especially well-suited for adults who do not want noticeable braces. It includes complete invisibility, full customization to your specific teeth, as well as better efficiency and versatility in select patients.
Clear aligners like Invisalign
Invisalign is great for patients who had braces when they were younger as well as for patients who have mild to moderate dental problems like misaligned teeth, large overbite, no jaw alignment problems, and who have gaps in their front teeth (open bite). But any clear aligner system including Invisalign has significant limitations compared to braces when addressing difficult problems or comprehensive treatments.
Before & After Braces Treatment