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Braces treatment is one of the treatment methods that offer long-term permanent solutions to smile aesthetics and dental diseases.
Types of Braces
Braces are one of the orthodontic treatment methods. Braces treatment is preferred for irregularities in tooth and jaw structure; treatment of palatal stenosis; aesthetic needs; elimination of dental crowding; treatment of separated teeth.
The application is done through brackets and dental elastics. To improve the teeth, force is applied to the tooth structure by means of wires. Braces are a long-term treatment method.
Permanent results are obtained when applied at an early age. In order to get effective results during the healing process, attention should be paid to oral hygiene.
With the developing technology, braces have a more aesthetic appearance. It is even possible to choose personalized braces with colors.
Braces treatment has its own alternatives with different qualities.
The most appropriate treatment method among the types of braces is decided by the specialist dentist within the framework of the patient's needs and wishes.
The types of braces are as follows:
Metal braces (traditional braces)
Metal braces are a type of treatment that provides fast and permanent results in braces treatment. It is also known as traditional braces.
Due to its durable structure, it is one of the most preferred methods in braces treatment.
It is applied to improve the gaps between the teeth, to improve the alignment of the teeth and to improve the disorders in the palate structure.
Treatment with budget-friendly metal braces lasts between 6 months and 2 years.
There are colored and transparent alternatives to the braces, which are changed regularly at each check-up.
Colored elastics are frequently used today, especially by young people.
Ceramic braces (porcelain braces)
Ceramic braces are preferred for aesthetic smile design. It is also called porcelain braces.
It is a treatment method frequently preferred by adults due to its transparent structure.
Porcelain braces are made of ceramic suitable for natural tooth color.
Its natural structure provides an aesthetic appearance in the appearance of the teeth. Regular dental care is required to keep the porcelain structure natural. Ceramic braces treatment may take longer than metal braces.
Lingual braces (invisible braces)
Lingual braces are also known as invisible braces.
It is one of the treatment methods preferred by people who are uncomfortable with the appearance of braces.
Since it is applied to the back surfaces (inside) of the lingual teeth, its appearance is not easily recognized from the outside.
The adaptation process takes longer than other braces. The treatment period continues for an average of 2 years.
The effect is similar to metal braces, but cleaning may be more difficult because they are located on the back surfaces of the teeth.
In addition, the cost of lingual braces is higher than other treatments.
Invisal treatment is preferred for the correction of low-level dental disorders. It should remain on the teeth for 22 hours every day.
It should also be worn while sleeping at night. Thanks to the aligner, the teeth are gradually brought to the desired shape.
It is easy and practical to put on and take off.
They should be removed when eating and brushing teeth. Attention should be paid to cleanliness and care.
It must be cleaned before wearing. It is issued according to the duration of daily use, so it should be changed regularly.