A Comparative Study on Different Types of Braces
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A Comparative Study on Different Types of Braces

In order to shape up your teeth by fixing the crooked ones, underbite, overbite and others, there is a specific field of medical science called orthodontics. People hate their imperfections, as a smile is an important factor to make a good impression, people take no risk. They consult with orthodontists to undergo a diagnosis and get the best possible treatment for the type of imperfection their teeth have.

Braces are common ways to give crooked teeth the most desired shape. But people often find braces uncomfortable. Initially, braces give a little discomfort, as a foreign body has been installed in your mouth, stuck to the teeth; the mouth needs adequate time to become accustomed to the changes. 

There are several types of braces available for patients. Traditional braces, lingual braces/invisible braces or Invisalign. But in some cases, doctors recommend using traditional braces. It is up to the orthodontists to decide which one would be the best solution for your problem. The functionalities of each will help you understand the treatments better.


Traditional Braces

This type of braces was the most used in the earlier days of getting this treatment and is still popular. They are made of metal wires and brackets that put gradual pressure on teeth to straighten them. This is very effective but the main problem with braces like this is their look. The metal wires and brackets are completely visible. Therefore, whenever you talk or smile the metal setup would make it look unpleasant.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces or invisible braces are also a variant of traditional braces, but the placement makes them slightly different. Like metal braces, these are also made of metal wires and brackets, but they are placed on the inner wall of the teeth. Therefore, they are not at all visible from the front. These have the same effectiveness as traditional braces, without spoiling your look.


Invisalign is a popular choice in OKC because they are virtually invisible as they work to shape the teeth. They have no metal wires or brackets. A fine and transparent fiber material is used by the orthodontist to help reshape your teeth without the discomfort of the braces and without being visible.

All three of these types have some limitations. Traditional braces are not preferred by many people because of their appearance, whereas, Invisalign is in huge demand. Depending on the condition of the teeth, problems and treatment preference, the orthodontists will decide which brace would be most suited for an individual.

Come to Orthodontic Arts and get a thorough diagnosis and treatment from us as per your requirements.

** Disclaimer: The above post is not intended to be medical advice or create a relationship between doctor and patient.

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