If you are over 21-years-old and you want to acquire a perfect smile by having your teeth aligned, here are the four types of adult dental braces you can consider:
This is the cheapest type of braces for use on adults. This is the original stainless steel brace that was the first to come out in the market. The good thing about this brace is its low-cost. However, it comes with a drawback as it is visible. It can also irritate gums and easy to be dislodged especially when the wearer eats hard food.
This brace is a bit more expensive than the metal brace. It is not visible and it is held in place by elastic or metal ties. Ceramic braces don’t have as much drawbacks as their metal cousin. But they have two known concerns though. Their ties stain easily especially if you consume teeth-staining foods or beverages such as coffee. The discoloration of the ties prompts the dentist to have them replaced with new ones each time you visit his clinic.
Ceramic braces are also sensitive and breakable. They have to be handled with care especially during installation – a factor that raises its cost.
This is a customized type of brace. It is installed behind the teeth which makes it invisible. It is more expensive than the metal or ceramic brace because its process is complicated and its installation requires the skillful hands of a knowledgeable orthodontist.
Lingual braces are may be ideal for adults because they don’t work quite well on small teeth. When the brace does not properly fit with the wearer’s teeth, it has the potential to get in the way of the tongue. This can cause speech problems and possible injuries.
This is the most expensive type of dental brace for adults. It is invisible and it is designed for people with no serious teeth problems. An invisible brace does not come with brackets that are mounted to the teeth. A lingual brace is installed with custom-fitted aligners that the wearer puts on except when he is eating or brushing his teeth. Wearing of this brace also involves the use of different aligners once every two weeks. This will help to move the teeth to eliminate the gaps and align them.
These are the dental braces for adults and the respective attributes. If you are planning to wear a dental brace, the facts we have about each one of them can serve as your guide for making a decision.
Source by Isabella D Johnson