Braces and Invisalign Service

DENTAL BRACES

Dental braces, or orthodontic cases, are devices used by dental professionals to straighten crooked teeth or correct a misaligned bite. Braces help to reposition the teeth with an aim to adjust the bite and result in a beautifully straight smile.

Braces work by placing constant pressure on each tooth to move them to the desired position. The braces are tightened at each returning visit to the dentist, applying slightly more pressure to the teeth to continue to move them into their proper position.

Do I Need Braces ?

People of all ages require dental braces for a variety of reasons. They may need braces to fix orthodontic problems or they may simply desire a perfectly straight smile if they were not blessed with naturally straight teeth. You might consider getting braces if you have:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • An overbite
  • An underbite
  • A crossbite
  • An incorrectly positioned jaw.

Whether you are looking to correct a structural issue or you are considering getting braces purely for cosmetic purposes, braces can not only correct the positioning of your teeth, but also improve your overall oral health.

What Are the Different Types of Braces?

There are three main types of dental braces – metal, ceramic and Invisalign or invisible braces.

Metal Braces

Metal braces consist of metal brackets and wires. While the thought of these braces may initially make you think of the words “metal mouth”, modern metal braces are much smaller and less noticeable than those of the past. These days, they even feature heat-activated archwires that use your body heat to assist in moving teeth faster and less painfully.This style is the most affordable type of braces, and the option of fun coloured bands allows kids to express themselves by personalising their braces with their favourite colours. Metal braces are the most noticeable type of braces.

Ceramic Braces

While these are the same size and shape as metal braces, they feature tooth-coloured or clear brackets to blend in with the teeth for a less noticeable appearance. Some even have the option of tooth-coloured wires for further subtlety.

Ceramic braces are a great option for those who desire the fast results of metal braces without standing out so much on the teeth. This style can stain easily if not looked after correctly.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

The cost of dental braces is dependent on your individual circumstances. Factors that will have an influence on the price of your dental braces, including the fitting, adjustments, retention visits and removal are:

The type of braces required for your treatment

The complexity of your orthodontic problem

Whether you have heath care funding

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