Braces are commonly used to align the teeth. Although there are several types of braces, they all work in a similar way. This brief guide will educate you on the different kinds of braces available today.
When one thinks of braces, almost automatically we go to the large metal pieces that fit over our teeth. Thankfully, modern dental technology has made these so they are slightly less visible. Our dentist will consult with you if these are the right course of action for you.
Ceramic braces are the same shape and size as traditional braces, except the brackets and wire are tooth-colored. They come in a variety of shades and can even be made to resemble the surface of your teeth.
Traditional metal braces are some of the most common alignment tools used. The metal brackets are linked with one another with the help of archwires that align your teeth over time. Colored bands are also available to add some visual uniqueness to the mechanism.
If you're ready for a straight, healthy smile, contact Audubon Dental Group in Germantown, Tennessee. Our dentist can evaluate your smile and explain the types of braces that meet your needs. Call us today to schedule your consultation at 901-853-9800.