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Types of Dental Braces

Types of Dental Braces

Posted by One Health Dental on Sep 22 2021, 04:33 AM

Types of Dental Braces

At One Health Dental in Dallas, Texas, we are seeing more and more patients looking to fix their teeth alignment issues and improve their smiles. 

Our orthodontic specialist Dr. David Becka offers customized orthodontic treatments and multiple options for teeth alignment such as traditional metal braces, invisible ceramic braces, and clear orthodontic aligners. 

Keep reading to learn more about each of these types of orthodontic solutions to see which one would suit your needs best.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic appliance used by dentists all over the world. They are made up of metal brackets and wires and gradually apply pressure on the teeth to move them into the desired positions. 

During the treatment, your dentist will adjust the wires every 4-8 weeks to maintain constant pressure on the teeth.

Heat-activated “NiTi” archwires are the latest innovation in dental technology and use body heat to quickly shift the teeth to the correct position with less discomfort. 

Invisible Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces follow the same principles as metal braces, but they are less visible. The brackets of ceramic braces are made from transparent, tooth-colored materials that are almost unnoticeable. 

Ceramic braces are a discreet and feasible alternative to metal braces. However, they do require proper care or they may get stained. 

Orthodontic Aligners

Aligners are the latest solution for teeth straightening and offer quite a few advantages over traditional metal braces. These pop-out retainers are clear, removable plastic trays that gradually move misaligned teeth into their proper position. 

Since they have no wires or bands, they are easier to maintain and more comfortable than traditional braces. 

Clear aligners like Invisalign are custom-made for your teeth and must be replaced every two weeks to complete the alignment process. To get results, patients must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day. 

You can remove the clear aligners to eat, drink, brush your teeth, or for special occasions. 

As you can see, dental braces come in many shapes and sizes. To find the one that can fit your specific needs, contact 
Dentist in Dallas, TX, Dr. David Becka at One Health Dental in Dallas, Texas. You can schedule an appointment at (214) 275-4808, online, or by visiting our office at 4801 S Buckner Blvd suite 800, Dallas, TX 75227. 

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