The process of straightening teeth is called orthodontics. Anyone with malaligned or irregular teeth, buck teeth, crowded teeth, overlapping teeth, or gaps between teeth may require orthodontic treatment.
- Metal Braces
- Ceramic Braces
- Lingual (Invisible) Braces
- Smart Braces (Self ligating braces)
- Clear Aligners
Self ligating braces (Smart Braces)
- Smart braces are the recent advancement in the world of braces
- The term "smart braces" often refers to self-ligating or speed braces, which are braces that are held in place without the use of bands or ties.
- They are available in both metal and a translucent ceramic material designed to blend in with the teeth for a less noticeable presentation.
- Self-ligating braces move teeth into position more efficiently and comfortably, shorten overall treatment time and may mean fewer and quicker visits to the orthodontist for adjustments
- These braces are less painful and don't have to be worn long.
- This consists of a series of Aligners that you switch out about every 2 to 3 weeks.
- Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place.
- The most obvious advantages of the treatment is that the aligners are completely transparent, therefore far more difficult to detect than traditional wire and bracket braces.
- This makes the method particularly popular if you want to straighten teeth without the look of traditional metal braces.
- The removable nature of the devices, allows food to be consumed without the problems of metallic braces.