Misaligned teeth mean getting braces. Whenever anyone has misaligned teeth, their first thought is of the metal braces. The unappealing and not so comfortable metal braces. With the advancement in technology more and more options have come about which help in straightening the teeth. These newer options are as effective as the metal braces. Some of the benefits of the invisible braces include being aesthetically pleasing and more comfortable. If you have been planning to get braces, then here is all that you need to know about invisible braces.
Different options to choose from
Invisalign Aligners: These types of invisible braces are removable aligners. They are made from a transparent polymer which makes them almost invisible whenever they are worn. When you opt for this type of straightening method, the dentist will provide you with multiple sets of aligners. Each set of aligners needs to be worn for about 22 hours every day, for 14 days. After the 14 days is over, you will be required to switch to the next set of aligners. As the aligners keep changing, the teeth also move in the desired direction. This is how the Invisalign aligner works to straighten the teeth.
Ceramic or tooth-coloured Braces: The ceramic or tooth-coloured braces are quite similar to the traditional metal braces. However, in these braces, there is a coating of a white material which is that of the color of the tooth. Even the metal wiring has the same white colour coating. This white colour coating makes them less visible. It is only the color of the braces that makes them different. They work in the same way as metal braces. Even in ceramic or tooth-coloured braces tension is created by the wires of the braces. It is this tension that makes the teeth move and help them to align.
Lingual Braces: This type of braces are similar to the traditional metal braces in their design and shape. The lingual braces are also made out of metal alloy. However, what makes them invisible is that they are attached to the inner surface of the teeth or the lingual. This is how they get their name and this is what makes them invisible.
Which braces work the fastest?
The time required for the teeth to be aligned is dependent on various factors like how misaligned teeth are, compliance of the patient and the method chosen. If the teeth are mildly misaligned then you can opt for Invisalign aligners. This method of aligning the teeth works quite fast in case of mild issues. In case you are differing from a more complex problem and have an imbalanced bite, then traditional braces or ceramic and lingual braces would be able to provide you with faster results. The speed at which the teeth get aligned is also dependent on the skills and expertise of the orthodontist. The more skilled they are, the lesser time it would take. For faster results opt for a highly experienced orthodontist.