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The Many Different Varieties of Braces

November 11, 2016

While in the past orthodontic braces used to be large, obtrusive, and clunky, modern braces a sleek and unobtrusive, and in some cases, very nearly invisible. This advancement in orthodontic appliance technology has made orthodontic straightening a much more viable option for many people. And now there are many different options of orthodontic for you to chose from as well:

– Metal Braces: Metal braces are the most commonly used brackets. Metal brackets are glued to each tooth, and wires connect each bracket. Rubber bands are also required.

– Ceramic Braces: Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, but not as visible. They offer more aesthetic and cosmetic appeal over traditional metal braces.

– Lingual Braces: Lingual braces are similar to metal braces, but lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth, not the visible front.

– Invisalign® Clear Aligners: Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible aligners that can be removed daily.

Dr. Manshadi and Dr. Dustin can help you make the best choice for which type of braces will be best for your situation. Each type of braces has advantages and disadvantages, so be sure to ask about each kind. To learn more, we invite you to call Safari Dental today so you can come get your teeth straightened in Bryan, Texas.