Modern technologies have enabled the fabrication of various types of orthodontic appliances. The goal of orthodontic treatment is to correct the bite. Orthodontists use a variety of dental appliances to accomplish this goal, a few of which has been listed below.
Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that straighten teeth without metal wires or brackets. This system is custom-made, so patients can remove them when eating or brushing. Patients receive a new set of aligners every two weeks until their treatment is complete.
Traditional braces are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they think of braces. These metal braces are extremely effective and in their most basic form. They consist of metal brackets, an archwire, and ligature elastics (rubber bands). The archwire is threaded through the brackets, which act as anchors to hold the wire in place. The orthodontist will regularly adjust the archwire throughout your treatment, which puts pressure on your teeth. The pressure slowly moves your teeth into an ideal position. Depending on your individual case, traditional braces may be fixed or removable.
Ceramic braces are tooth-colored brackets that are less visible than metal braces. They are made of a ceramic material that can be matched to the color of your teeth.
Ceramic braces are bonded to your teeth. This means that they stay attached to your teeth at all times, so you won’t be able to remove them. This also means the brackets can’t be adjusted at home. Instead, you’ll need to return to your dentist’s office to have your braces adjusted.
Ceramic braces are a good choice for patients who want a more discreet orthodontic option. They’re also a good option for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues.
The lingual braces system is a series of custom-made braces that are affixed to the back side of the teeth. This system is ideal for adults who want a more discreet orthodontic treatment.
Damon braces are made of clear ceramic brackets and tooth-colored wires. This makes them more discreet than traditional braces. They’re also self-ligating, making them work more efficiently than traditional braces.
If you’re interested in orthodontic aligners, Damon braces are a great option. Damon braces are more comfortable than regular braces and can provide faster results.
To know more or schedule your consultation with our dentists, call our Springfield Location at (417) 887-3100 or the Branson West office at (417) 272- 3352.