orthodontics

The Types of Braces and Which Is Right for You?

Millions of people receive orthodontic treatment in Canada to straighten and improve their smiles. Orthodontic treatment can vary from headgear, surgery, and braces.

 

When you are looking for braces in Ajax, especially for your child, you might get confused about which braces are best. The truth is, there are different types of braces for your teeth, and there is not a one-size-fits-all approach. 

 

If you want to learn more about orthodontics in Ajax, keep reading!

 

Types of Braces

 

While the word 'braces' may invoke images of embarrassing school pictures, the technology has advanced quite a bit over the last several years. 

 

Here are four types of braces you may consider discussing with your orthodontist. Ajax Dental Centre offers these options.

 

1. Metal Braces
Metal braces consist of metal brackets and wires made of steel that are cemented to your teeth temporarily for the course of your treatment. The job of the wire gently guides the teeth into a straighter position. In some treatment plans, you may wear braces with conjoining appliances.

 

Depending on the severity of the case, you may wear braces anywhere from 18 months to two years. 

2. Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces operate in the same way as metal braces, but with one difference. Instead of using metal brackets on your teeth, they are made of ceramic material.

 

One of the perks of ceramic braces is that they do not stand out as much as metal brackets. They blend in because they are closer to the same colour as your teeth. Because of this, they are more desirable to adults and teenagers who want to showcase as little of their orthodontal work as possible. 

3. Lingual Braces
If you are looking for braces that are almost completely unnoticeable, consider getting lingual braces!

 

Unlike metal and ceramic braces, lingual braces are placed on the back of your teeth. This means that the majority of people won't even know you have braces. Lingual braces work similarly to metal and ceramic braces. 

 
4. Clear Aligners
Clear aligners are plastic and transparent and work differently than the options above. In short, clear aligners work to gently shift your teeth in a more desirable position. The most common type of clear aligners is Invisalign.

 

One of the perks of aligners is that they're removable, and you can maintain better oral health habits like brushing and flossing and eating foods that won't stick to your brackets.  

 

Popular with teenagers and adults, clear aligners have the same transparency as ceramic braces. They are also more comfortable, and, in milder cases, the length of treatment is shorter. 

 

Finding the Right Orthodontist in Ajax


If you are looking to brighten and straighten your smile, braces will help you get there! An orthodontist in Ajax can help you figure out the right type of braces for your situation. 

 

Are you looking for braces in Ajax? Ajax Dental Centre can help. Contact our team of friendly professionals today to set up your appointment

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