BRACES are devices used to align and straighten teeth and improve your smile and it also aims to improve overall dental health.
There are different types of braces each suitable according to patients convenience.
Can crooked teeth and gap between the teeth be arranged properly with help of braces?
Yes, Braces are the best way to correct crooked teeth and close gaps between your teeth. All other options will require placement of artificial attachments on your teeth. Braces help your smile correction in a way that no artificial attachments are needed and there are no recurring costs. There are various esthetic options available with braces like invisible braces, invisible clear aligners where only you and your orthodontist know that your teeth are straightening. Other options are clear ceramic braces and metal braces.
They are tough, clear plastic 'aligners' (moulds) that are used to straighten teeth. Several sets of specially moulded, slightly different aligners are made for each patient. Each set is worn for two weeks before being replaced with the next one. They are made from clear plastic, so they are nearly invisible.
Once the treatment is finished the teeth need to be held in position for a time. This is called the retention' period, and the appliances that hold the teeth in place are called retainer.