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брекети: What are the different types of braces?

Nowadays, orthodontics offer more kinds of брекети for dental treatment than ever before. The first types of braces are metal or traditional braces. With advancements in technology, metal braces no longer consist of metal brackets and wires, as most people picture. Modern metal braces are much smaller and less noticeable, unlike the metal brackets of the old days. Most modern metal braces have heat-activated archwires that use the heat generated from your body to help your teeth move more quickly and painlessly into the desired position. Metal braces are one of the least expensive among different types of metal braces.

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The next type of брекети is ceramic braces. Ceramic braces come in the same shape and size as metal braces. However, ceramic braces have clear or tooth-colored brackets, making them easily blend into the person's teeth. Ceramic braces can be made even less noticeable by using too-colored wires. The main benefit of ceramic braces is that they are much less noticeable than metal braces. Ceramic braces also move teeth much faster and painlessly into the desired position than clear plastic aligners or Invisalign. However, ceramic braces are on the more expensive side and can stain easily if patients do not adequately care.


Lingual braces are also another kind of брекети that are commonly used. Lingual braces are alike to traditional metal braces. However, in lingual braces, the brackets and wires are positioned on the inside of the teeth. The key benefit of wearing lingual braces is that they are imperceptible from the outside. However, since lingual braces are worn on the inside of the teeth, they are more challenging to clean. Lingual braces are also not appropriate for severe cases of orthodontic treatment. They can also make you feel uncomfortable when wearing it for the first time, and regular adjustments also take longer with lingual braces.

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The last type of брекети used in orthodontic treatment is invisalign. There are about an 18-30 series of custom-made mouth guards for invisalign. Such custom-made mouth guards are usually plastic aligners. The plastic aligners can be removed from the moth easily and are typically replaced every two weeks. Invisalign, when worn, is almost invisible and is hard to notice from a distance. With invisalign, patients can eat and drink anytime. However, invisalign is not ideal for severe dental problems. Invisalign is also mostly available for adults and teens. Thus, no matter which type of braces you wear for your orthodontic treatment, it is essential to take proper oral hygiene care. While wearing braces, your teeth and gums have to be kept clean and healthy.