Dental braces

If you decide to fix teeth and become the happy owner of an ideal smile, you should know the types of braces and how each works. Each type of dental braces has its advantages and disadvantages.

The principal criterion by which dental braces are distinguished is the surface of mount device. There are vestibular (attached to the outer surface of the teeth) and lingual (attached to the inner surface of the teeth) braces. 

VESTIBULAR BRACES

Vestibular braces are fixed to the outer surface of the teeth. This is the most common brace, and they are represented by several groups:

Metal dental braces:

Advantages:

  • the cheapest braces;
  • surface of the braces is very smooth, which facilitates and promotes the movement of the teeth;
  • surface of the braces is very smooth, and it makes the hygiene easier;
  • high strength and good fixation to the tooth.

Disadvantages:

  • lack of aesthetics – are very visible on the teeth.

Plastic braces

Advantages:

  • good aesthetic characteristics;
  • the lowest price among all aesthetic braces;
  • possibility of choosing the color of braces;
  • easy removal at the end of treatment.

Disadvantages:

  • low strength of material, which is associated with loss of control over the position of the teeth, breakage of braces;
  • high coefficient of friction, which leads to an increase of treatment duration;
  • quick loss of aesthetics due to the staining by food coloring. 

Ceramic braces

Advantages:

  • very good aesthetic qualities;
  • color stability under the treatment;
  • comfort during the treatment;
  • hypoallergenicity.

Disadvantages:

  • much friction force in the brace chamfer, which leads to treatment time prolongation;
  • difficulty in removal of braces;
  • relatively high cost. 

Sapphire braces

Advantages:

  • excellent aesthetic qualities;
  • minimum coefficient of friction among other aesthetic braces;
  • good fixation and resistance to color change;
  • high level of comfort.

Disadvantages:

  • certain fragility of the system;
  • relatively high cost of treatment. 

Self-ligating braces.

Advantages:

  • possibility of orthodontic treatment without the removal of teeth;
  • very low friction of the bar in the brace chamfer;
  • significant reduction of treatment time;
  • no discomfort during the treatment period.

Disadvantages:

  • higher cost of treatment in comparison with traditional systems.

You can always find dental braces at an affordable price at the dental center "Dentamed". We offer high quality services with safe materials and affordable prices for all services. Please, contact our administrator by phone at the page "Contact Us".

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