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Types Of Braces

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When your dentist recommends braces for your child or yourself, there are many things to consider.

Orthodontic Options

When it comes to the type of hardware used in braces, there are more options now than ever before. Each has its own set of pros and cons, and it is important to discuss these with your orthodontist.

Traditional Braces: This type of orthodontics, with bands, brackets and connecting wires attached to the front of the teeth, is what most people picture when they think of braces. It is important to note that there are options, like ceramic braces, which work using the same principles but that are less noticeable than their all-metal counterparts. Invisible Braces: Invisible aligners are another option. These clear “braces” are made to fit over your teeth like a mouth guard and can be removed whenever necessary.

This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.