Types of Braces

Ceramic vs. Metal

A more well-known advance treatment in modern orthodontia is the ceramic bracket, apart from the traditional metal braces. Ceramic braces are made of composite, clear materials in order to make them not obvious, unlike the traditional metal braces. Ceramic braces are extremely strong, as well as resistant to stains. In most cases, the rubber bands utilized with ceramic braces are white or clear to make the braces unnoticeable. For some patients, they feel that their ceramic braces are less unsettling to their mouths than metal braces.

Ceramic braces are not ideal for every single orthodontic patient as they are more costly than traditional metal braces and treatment with ceramic braces can take a couple of a number of months than with metal braces. Also, while ceramic braces almost match the natural shade of a patient’s teeth, they are frequently somewhat bigger than metal braces, so they are not recommended for patients with little teeth. Ceramic braces are likewise not as strong as metal, so they may not be suitable for patients who require greater repositioning.

If you are looking into straightening your smile with orthodontic treatment, talk with you orthodontist about ceramic braces. They could be a better alternative for you than traditional metal braces.


Invisalign invisible braces are thin, clear plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth to prompt the teeth to move position step by step, discreetly, and serenely. The initial phase of the invisalign procedure is a consultation with a Del Mar Highlands invisalign dentist or orthodontist, during which the patient will talk about his or her treatment objectives and learn whether he or she is a good candidate for invisalign. Provided that this is true, a Del Mar Highlands invisalign dentist or orthodontist will then take an impression of the patient’s teeth, and send this mold to a specific research facility where a progression of invisalign aligners will be created utilizing exact computer imaging.

Patients wear each aligner for approximately two to four weeks, and then proceed onward to a marginally distinctive aligner after that. Each progressive aligner will utilize tender pressure to shift teeth’s position step by step. These aligners are made of thin, clear plastic and are everything except invisible, not at all like traditional braces. Unlike traditional braces, invisalign aligners can be removed for convenient eating, cleaning, brushing, and flossing; however, they ought to be worn as much as possible, day and night.

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