Types of Braces

Today there are so many different kinds of orthodontic braces, and the image of people with great big wires sticking out of their mouth is certainly a thing of the past, the options extend far beyond this and these are much less noticeable now. In this article we will talk about the different braces so you will know more before you visit your Navan dentist or orthodontist.

Types of Braces

Metal Braces

These are the traditional braces that you are used to seeing and they have metal brackets and wires, however these have improved to a point where they are much smaller and less noticeable than the metal mouth braces of the past. These have the advantage of being less expensive than other forms of orthodontics, however these are the most noticeable of all types of orthodontics.


These are series of custom plastic moulds that are similar in appearance to a mouth guard. There are 15-30 slightly different shaped aligners that h of these aligners is slightly different in shape and is worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next one which will have a different corrective action, this way your teeth are gradually moved back into place. Invisalign is extremely good at providing the most natural experience when correcting your teeth because you can eat and drink any food that you wish, especially because there is not the discomfort and sensitivity issues suffered by some with traditional braces, this is especially the case when.

Lingual Braces

These are the same as traditional braces, but the wires and brackets are put on the inside of the teeth, making them virtually invisible. These braces do provide a great look with the effectiveness of traditional braces but require the teeth to be in a relatively straight position to be effective and are not appropriate for more severe issues. They can also be quite difficult to clean.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are of a similar shape and size to metal braces but have clear or teeth coloured brackets that are designed to blend in with the colour of your teeth. As a result they are much less noticeable, but care must be taken with them as they are easy to stain, so regular brushing and watching what you eat is important with these types of braces.

About your dentist in Navan

Boyne Dental & Implant Clinic is a comprehensive dental clinic that provides dental care in Navan.

Boyne House

Church Hill


County Meath