Selasa, 26 Januari 2010

what type of braces do you want ?

Thanks to today’s technology, patients now have more options when it comes to wearing braces. While regular metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are becoming increasingly popular along with new self-ligating high-tech braces. Removable appliances can still be used for mild cases of misaligned teeth.


Metal Braces
The most common type. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.




Clear Braces
Made of transparant materials, most popular with adult patients, due to their esthetic appeal. Drawbacks are that they are more fragile and less efficient.



Damon Braces
The new self-ligating high-tech braces eliminate the need for elastic o-rings thus more hygienic. Damon braces are more comfortable, move teeth faster and require fewer control visits for the patients.




Lingual Braces
Custom made and bonded to the back of the teeth making it invisible to others. Very complicated and can be uncomfortable



Invisalign
Series of clear overlay removable aligners. Very esthetic and comfortable but limited use.




Removable Appliances
Usually used in children with mixed dentition and mild cases. Treatment effect is highly dependent upon patients cooperativeness in using the appliance. Can be used as an adjunct to fixed appliance.

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