Different kinds of dental braces

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As many as 1 in 5 people across the UK suffer from some sort of teeth abnormality; this can be wonky or crooked teeth to misaligned teeth and even too many teeth. Not only can this be embarrassing for some people, but can actually have an effect on a person overall health and well-being due to the fact that such problems can make it difficult to eat and speak.

Luckily for you if you suffer from some sort of teeth deformity this can be corrected by seeing Orthodontists, which is a dentist who has had advanced training and who specialises in making teeth move to a more natural position. This is done by applying various methods and techniques to straighten out your teeth which in turn corrects your bite and makes your jaw line up correctly.

They can use such devices like braces, aligners (also known as trays) and in severe cases headgear, which is attached around the head and neck to force the teeth to move into the desired position. Although this all sounds a bit extreme it is in fact a relatively painless process with little adjustments made over several months.

One of the most common methods used to correct misaligned teeth is that of braces, and today’s orthodontics can offer you many different types of braces than ever before, so what are your options when it comes to choosing the right brace for you.

Metal/Traditional Braces

When most people think of braces they think of chunky and unsightly metal straps attached to the teeth; however modern braces are far smaller and much less noticeable than their predecessors. These new metal braces are heat activated archwires that uses your own body heat to help move your teeth more quickly and a lot less painfully than before.

Ceramic Braces

Much like the metal braces, except that ceramic braces use tooth coloured brackets making them blend in with your natural tooth colour and therefore making them a lot less noticeable.

Lingual Braces

By far the most popular of braces today, this is due to the fact they are almost hidden to anybody but the wearer, this is done by attaching the brackets and wires to the inside of the teeth making them almost invisible.

For the many people who have gone through with orthodontic treatment, they have said that the vast improvements made by the procedure have not only corrected their misaligned teeth but also their quality of life, confidence and self-esteem.

Want to know more about lingual braces then Beam orthodontics will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

About the Beamortho Dentist

Beam is an established and progressive Specialist Orthodontic practice, providing orthodontic treatment to patients across Tayside, Fife, Perthshire and Angus.

BEAM Orthodontics,

36 South Tay Street,

Dundee.

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