Which Braces Type Is Right for You?

Different Types Of BracesBraces are an orthodontic treatment used to straighten teeth, realign the bite, and close gap between teeth. Many people are familiar with traditional silver-tone braces in which brackets are mounted on the front of the teeth. However, other types of braces are also available, including ceramic and lingual braces, both of which offer the benefit of being discreet. A dentist or orthodontist can help you decide which braces type is right for you. Your dentists at Sudbury Family Dental Care in Sudbury, MA Dr. Maria Elizondo Marinescu, Dr. Sorin Marinescu and their associates are your professionals for orthodontics.

Types of Braces

There are three different types of braces available for achieving the smile you desire. The three main types include ceramic, metal, and lingual. All three types of braces consist of brackets, wires, and bands. The brackets are cemented to the teeth in the front of the mouth, while bands are placed around the molars in the back. Wires are used to connect all the brackets and bands together. Braces cause the teeth to move in the desired direction by exerting slight pressure on the teeth.

The brackets are mounted on the front of the teeth with both metal and ceramic braces. Ceramic braces offer a more discreet option because the brackets are clear and blend in with the teeth. By contrast, the brackets used with metal braces are silver-tone and are readily noticeable against the teeth. Lingual braces also use silver-tone metal brackets. However, the brackets are cemented to the backside of the teeth, making for another discreet option. The staff at your Sudbury dental office can help you choose the right braces type for you.

Clear Aligners

In addition to the different types of braces, there is another option for straightening teeth called clear aligners. Clear aligners straighten the teeth with removable trays that fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth. The trays are made of a soft plastic material so they are comfortable to wear. They are also discreet since the plastic is clear. The aligner trays can also be taken out briefly to eat, brush, and floss. Clear aligners are a great alternative for straightening teeth, but braces are the right option for correcting misaligned bites, such as overbites or underbites.

You have several options for straightening your smile. Your dentists at Sudbury Family Dental Care in Sudbury, MA Dr. Maria Elizondo Marinescu, Dr. Sorin Marinescu and their associates can help you select which braces type is right for you. For braces and other types of orthodontics in Sudbury, contact Sudbury Family Dental Care at (978) 443-5193.