Metal braces are recommended by dentists for unaligned teeth, gapped teeth on “difficult” levels. By using Nickel – Titanium stainless alloy material, metal braces are durable, firm, and stable.
There are two types of metal braces: traditional metal braces and self-closing / self-locking / self-fastening metal braces.
Metal braces can give outstanding results as brackets and wires are fixed on your teeth, along with specialized elastic fibers and supporting tools such as palate expanders, minivis… These will help carrying out the process in accordance with the treatment protocol
Porcelain braces are mounted on the frontside of your teeth just like metal braces. But porcelain braces will not be as visible from afar, therefore others are less likely to recognize them, ensuring higher aesthetic effect.
Porcelain braces are made of ceramic alloys and some other inorganic materials. Elastic bands and archwires will then be attached to complete the braces, creating strong, stable traction, rearranging deviated teeth.
Ceramic braces do not change color like plastic braces or composite braces. While having braces on, the surrounding area might be stained, but can be cleaned completely if you do your dental check-up regularly.
INVISIBLE BRACES – INVISALIGN
These aligners work in a series of trays, custom made for your tooth defects and gradually shift your teeth into place without the support of any metal brackets.
On average, Invisalign treatment time is about 12 to 36 months, depending on your specific jaw structure. Although it can easily be removed, for optimal performance, you need to wear it for at least 20 hours / day.
In comparison with traditional braces, Invisalign has more advantages and are chosen by many customers by the following reasons:
- The transparent braces are designed to clamp on your teeth. These trays are clear and barely noticeable – others would have to pay close attention to recognize them, which makes them perfect for those who have a lot of communication work, or need to preserve their appearance. No uncomfortable and unsightly brackets!
- Highly efficient in many cases such as gapped teeth, underbite, overbite, snaggletooth, unaligned teeth…
- Invisalign uses no metal or fixed brackets, so you can completely remove the tray to make eating, jaw movement as well as teeth brushing more convenient.
- Made from high quality dental plastic, Invisalign doesn’t rub or irritate your mouth like metal braces do. People allergic to metal braces can completely rest assured considering this product.