Earlier, the only choice for correcting crooked teeth and getting a beautiful smile were traditional braces with metal brackets and wires. But advancements in science and technology contributed to the development of new options for teeth straightening and other orthodontic procedures. The modern orthodontic equipment are less painful, made from less invasive materials and are more effective.
If you are searching for options to straighten your teeth, here are 4 options to choose from.
- Traditional braces – Traditional braces contain brackets, wires and fixed elastic bands that are installed on the teeth. They apply pressure on the teeth and move the teeth to new position. Earlier traditional braces were available in metal, but now we also get braces with clear brackets and wires. However, while choosing an orthodontist for Exton braces, it is advisable to choose one with professional qualification and experience. This will ensure that they are fitted perfectly and are effective in moving the teeth.
- Teeth Aligners – Teeth aligners are plastic tray like appliances that are worn like teeth guards. These aligners are placed over the teeth and exert pressure on them. The aligners are replaced every two weeks or as per the instructions of your orthodontist. Teeth aligners are made of clear plastic material and are less noticeable. Another advantage of aligners is that they can be removed while eating, brushing and while playing sports.
- Damon Braces – These braces consist of brackets that attach to the teeth with a self-ligating mechanism. They do not require elastic bands to hold the wires in place. These braces are effective and reduce the time duration for teeth straightening, but they are expensive when compared to other options.
- Lingual Braces – Lingual braces are also called as invisible braces. They are placed on the inner side of the teeth and are not noticeable. They are good for cosmetic purposes and are good for people who want to hide the braces.
There are many advanced treatment options for straightening teeth. Traditional Exton braces, teeth aligners, Damon braces and lingual braces are some of them. You have to choose the right options as per the instructions of your orthodontist and your budget.