Braces

Traditional metal braces: 

Consists of metallic brackets and arch wires made of stainless steel and NiTi wires. 


The brackets are attached to teeth and by the use of the wires, will allow proper teeth positioning and alignment. 

Traditional metal braces: 

Consists of metallic brackets and arch wires made of stainless steel and NiTi wires. 


The brackets are attached to teeth and by the use of the wires, will allow proper teeth positioning and alignment. 

Ceramic Braces: 

The same mechanism as the metallic braces in shape, size and function. 


The ceramic braces are made of clear ceramic which gives the same color of the tooth and make them less visible and more esthetic as compared to the steel brackets. They are more expensive then regular steel brackets. 

Self ligating braces:

Self ligating braces look same as traditional metallic braces.
 

They have clips to hold the wires instead of elastic bands or steel ligatures. They are similar in function to traditional metal braces but are expensive.

Lingual Braces:

 

Lingual braces are made of metal but they are attached on the inside of the teeth and are not easily visible

They are slightly less effective compared to the traditional metallic/ceramic treatment and take longer period of time to achieve the required tooth movement.