Know about Different Types of Teeth Braces and When To Go For Them

Misaligned and crooked teeth should be fixed early, because they increase chances of tooth loss and decay in the future. In the present age, misaligned teeth are easily fixable with different types of braces available for different requirements of people. Know about the different types of teeth braces, what they offer, and what is good for your teeth. 

  • Traditional metal braces

Consisting of metal brackets and wires, the traditional metal braces (sometimes called metal orthodontia) are the ones that have been highly recommended by dentists all over the world. They can give you the required tooth alignment in a very short period of time, by constantly facilitating small movements in your teeth. The major drawback of this type is the fact that they are visible from the outside. However, with time, they've become smaller and more visually pleasing. Therefore, for its viability and results, the traditional metal braces are taken up by a huge number of patients.

  • Ceramic braces

These are braces that are very similar to the traditional metal braces, but unlike the traditional ones, they are visible from the outside. This is because of the ceramic material these braces are made of that perfectly matches the colour of the human teeth. The matched colours obviously make these less noticeable, and therefore, more appealing to the patients.

They are just as efficient as the traditional braces in facilitating movement of the misaligned teeth. Therefore, for the perk of being non-visible from the outside, they are preferred by a lot of patients as an alternative for the traditional metal braces. However, they are more expensive and get stained quicker.

  • Lingual braces

    Lingual braces, like traditional ones, are also made out of metal. But they are attached to the inside of the teeth, so that they are not visible from the outside. However, they are less effective than traditional braces, and take a longer period of time to give the desired teeth alignment. Most dentists have drawn the conclusion that they are not at all suitable for more severe cases. Finally, they tend to be more difficult to clean.

  • Self-ligating braces

    Self-ligating braces use permanently installed clips instead of elastic bands to maintain the position of the arch-wire of the brace. They are, therefore, less painful and more convenient to the patients. They are also easier to clean. These types of braces are as efficient as traditional metal braces in bringing out the required tooth alignment. However, these teeth braces cost more, and are still visible from the outside.

  • Invisalign

    Invisalign are aligners that consist of a series of 18 to 30 custom-made plastic aligners. The aligners can be easily removed and replaced every 2 weeks. They have replaced the traditional braces in many parts of the world for their advantage of being invisible from the outside. They are also preferred because they allow patients to eat and drink more freely than ever. However, they are considerably more expensive, and can only be used to correct minor to moderate dental problems in people between the age of 18 to 30.

Using the Bajaj Finserv Digital Health EMI Network Card, you can now pay for your braces in easy EMIs over a period of 24 months, as the card comes with a pre-approved limit of up to Rs. 4 lakh! The Digital health card is also a great choice for your family, as it is one card that can cover all medical expenses of your family. Be it a nutritionist for your kid, maternity care for your spouse or cancer treatment for your ageing parents, this health card has it all covered.