Braces are made of mainly 3 types of materials such: metal, ceramic and clear plastic. Regardless of the type of material, braces move the teeth with gentle continuous forces designed by your orthodontist until they achieve their proper position.
Types of Orthodontic Braces
The brackets of traditional braces are made of stainless steel. They are also available nickel free for patients who are allergic to nickel. The ties that go around the wires come in a variety of colors that can be changed at every visit. Kids and adolescents love to select the color of the ties.
Ceramic brackets are less visible due to the color matching to your teeth. Clear ties are used to conceal their presence. Adults tend to choose these brackets instead of the metal ones. They provide less visibility and results in the same outcome- a beautiful and healthy smile.
Plastic (Invisalign) Braces
Invisalign system consists of a series of customized, virtually invisible aligners made of plastic that gradually move teeth to help you achieve a great smile and proper bite. You can find great information at www.invisalign.com