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Types of Braces

Metal Braces

Today, when most individuals think of metal braces a picture that comes in front of them is that of the big clunky braces of the past. Those braces were extremely uncomfortable and more than capable of injuring your lips. If you look from a cosmetic point of view, earlier they were quite unattractive and are entirely responsible for the stigma attached to braces today. However, times have changed and also the braces along with it. Metal braces are the traditional ones that were used since years. However, today, modern braces are smaller and somewhat more comfortable than old fashioned braces. These braces help the teeth to be intact and give it a proper shape later.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are type of orthodontic braces that correct an individual's bite and appearance. While conventional braces are made of metal brackets that get attached to the front of the teeth, ceramic braces feature ceramic brackets that are subtler in appearance. Though there have been some drawbacks, many orthodontic patients of all ages opt for ceramic braces for aesthetic purposes. The main purpose of these braces is to straighten crooked teeth or to appropriately align the jaw. These braces help to improve the overall dental health of an individual, especially if the teeth or jaw are severely misaligned. Ceramic braces have an extremely subtle appearance. They work in a conventional fashion, with an arch wire connecting brackets that are glued to the front of each tooth.