There aren’t many people that are blessed enough to be born with perfect teeth. The good news is for those that want the perfect smile, braces can help. There are many different types of braces that might be better for a specific dental problem. Here are the different types of braces offered by your orthodontist in South Florida.
Since the old days when headgear was required to go along with braces and they were big and clunky, modern day traditional braces are lighter weight. They are made from a high-grade stainless steel and have metal brackets that are attached to each tooth using a type of cement. The brackets are then linked to each other with a thin archwire. This puts pressure on the teeth to cause them to move slowly into the correct position.
Ceramic braces work in the same way as traditional ones, except the brackets, are made of a clear ceramic material. These braces are less visible, making them popular among adults who get braces.
Damon braces are becoming more and more popular among orthodontists. It provides a gentler treatment and requires fewer office visits. These braces are self-ligating and use a slide mechanism instead of elastics to connect the archwires. They also produce quicker results due to the fact that they can move on their own without needing to be adjusted.