Orthodontics is a part of dentistry that manages irregular positioning of teeth. An individual may have an underbite, overbite, overcrowding of teeth, misaligned teeth or a jaw misalignment—which could cause eating or speaking issues. Another cause for orthodontics is Malocclusion or a "bad bite" which is fit for causing oral health problems over the long run. In such cases, orthodontic treatment is prescribed to gradually change the positioning of the teeth to be straighter and more adjusted. Orthodontics can likewise be used for cosmetic purposes if the individual wishes to have a better smile.
Traditional metal braces are made of high-quality stainless steel or titanium composites. They incorporate brackets that are connected to the front of your teeth or groups that fit around every tooth, just as flexible wires or arch wires that hold the brackets or bands together. A few braces likewise incorporate elastic bands or metal ties that link the brackets to the wire. These bands create more pressure to help fix and adjust your teeth. Sometimes, your orthodontist will have you wear a gadget called headgear at night as it gives added pressure to help fix your teeth. According to your convenience, you could put and take off the headgear.
Ceramic braces otherwise called clear braces are orthodontic devices used to correct teeth and fix bite issues. They comprise of clear or tooth-colored brackets attached to the outside of your teeth with similar colored wires and elastic bands which give more discretion. People choose ceramic braces as it is less noticeable on your teeth compared to the metal braces. The amount of time demanded to the problems with your teeth using either ceramic braces or metal braces is the same, the main difference among the two orthodontic gadgets is that one is ceramic while the other is metal.
Invisalign treatment is the clear alternative to metal braces for kids teeth and adults.This modern take on braces featuring a system of clear aligner trays that are worn at all times with the exception of during meals and when flossing or brushing.The trays are custom fitted to the teeth making them virtually unnoticable when laughing, talking and eating with other people.Patient receives sequence of trays each of which is slightly different from the one year before.The aligners provide a slight resistance to the teeth forcing them to move into alignment overtime.