You definitely want to take care of your smile! As it is the most attractive part of the face! In business meetings or socializing with friends, you cannot escape a smile. A confident and beautiful smile could define your personality. So, why not make it healthy? These can be the two main reasons why people consider straightening their teeth.
When it comes to straightening your teeth, the first step you do is explore ways and find out what are the options which can solve this problem.
A brief history of how braces were created and for what purpose, please refer to the link below.
Braces are an effective way to straighten teeth.As technology started evolving creating wonders. With the help of technology there came a lot of scope and development in the evolution of orthodontic devices. There few kinds of braces were invented to reduce the level of discomfort and the appearance.
Types of braces:
- Metallic braces
- Ceramic braces
- Lingual braces
- Clear aligners [Invisalign]
- Myo braces
1. Metallic braces
Metallic braces were the first used orthodontic appliances that were invented to straighten teeth. these metal braces are made of high quality stainless steel or titanium alloys. Metallic braces consist or three components viz., metallic brackets, metallic archwires and orthodontic ligatures. One of the disadvantage of this is these braces are highly visual when smiling or opening mouth for any purpose. One of the advantage is they are always available in most affordable price. As it was invented first it’s known as traditional braces also.
2. Ceramic braces
These braces are of the same size as metal braces. Here the braces are made of ceramic instead of metal. Here the wires can also be made transparent to make the braces less noticeable and may also help move teeth faster. These braces are bit more expensive than the traditional braces. The brackets can stain easily if the patient doesn’t care enough for them.
One of the main advantage of these ceramic braces is they are not as visible as metal braces and are made of ceramic metal. They are standard and effective means to straighten the teeth.
Cost is one of the drawback as its less visible and proven to be effective compared to metal braces in a less amount of time. Some kind of ceramic braces might absorb stains which may stay for a longer period of time while few braces may not. The elastic ring or module that holds the ceramic bracket gets stained but this can be adjusted at every orthodontic appointment. This is also a disadvantage when it comes to ceramic braces.
3. Lingual braces:
These braces are similar to the traditional ones but the metal braces are placed on the inside of the teeth giving an advantage of not noticing the metal brace on the outside. The disadvantage is, it is difficult to clean and is more expensive, moreover it is not suitable for many cases and it makes you uncomfortable.
Lingual braces main advantage you can wear these and no one can recognize as they are placed behind your teeth.It is a great advantage to those people who want their teeth to be fixed but not by making it look obvious.
Lingual braces work as standard metal braces just their placement is different.
As they are applied inside this application process to adjust them within might cost more than usual. They might also impact the way you speak and have little eating problems at the beginning of adjustment. Few may also find it difficult to wear them all along the day while it keeps touching the tongue.
4. Clear aligners [ invisalign]
These are plastic form of dental braces used to adjust teeth. It involves controlled teeth movements. Easily removable so that you can keep brushing as usual. One of the advantage is, this is almost invisible and patients can eat drink whatever they want at any time. Disadvantage is they are not available for children and they do not work when there are serious dental problems.
Clear aligners a comfortable way to straighten the teeth as no metal or wires are applied on to teeth. If they are taken care of properly they will be invisible. They are more hygienic than the other braces and can be easily removed while daily chores such as brushing and eating.
5. Myo braces
A simple way of defining what are myo braces exactly is a procedure that straightens your teeth without the use of braces. This treatment uses myo functional orthodontics to address the underlying causes of crooked teeth.
This means a soft silicone oral appliances are used in the treatment to correct poor oral habits.
Poor oral habits are seen generally before all the permanent teeth present. This means the treatment of the causes will have to start much earlier than the thought. It can be started at three years of age.
Myobrace is actually designed to deal with the myofunctional habits by teaching kids to rest the tongue in a proper way in the roof of the mouth, swallow correctly, continue widening jaws to make them grow to their proper size, and also teach them to breathe through nose.
Why do people prefer myobraces over normal braces?
Firstly, because this can be treated at a very early stage based on how big or small the issue is. Secondly this system uses intra oral applications which should be worn for just one hour each day and overnight while sleeping(which can be told it doesn’t disturb the day of the child). Next, it avoids wearing braces for the entire day and reduces pain and the awkward look in public. Also separate appliances are used for different age groups based on the diagnoses of the problem.
Myobraces are one of the latest inventions to help children protect their teeth and make them grow in a right way. This procedure has just 4 steps and it helps the teeth to grow in a natural way unlike the other techniques where metal or plastic helps to align them. It takes less time to straighten teeth unlike other braces. Using retainers for a long period of time can also be avoided through the treatment of myobraces.
It’s always better to choose natural ways of treatment above the artificial ways.
These are the ways and methods that are supposed to be opted to straighten teeth. It’s very important to take care of your dental problems before they get worse. Depending on the cost and the problem all kinds of braces are efficiently giving results. The only difference is in the way they are places and how visible they are when smiling.