Difference between Traditional and Cosmetic Braces

There are very few people who are born with perfect teeth. If you are not happy with the alignment of your teeth or your smile, then you are a part of the majority, facing this problem.

But the good news is that a simple solution is present to eradicate your problem. Your dentist will recommend you to go for traditional or cosmetic braces or other dental appliances to correct your particular issue.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces can solve a variety of problems. For example, if you have misaligned teeth or they do not properly bite together, traditional braces can help you to get rid of this trouble.

These braces are made of high-quality stainless steel and metal brackets. Dentists paste the brackets on each tooth using a special type of gum. The brackets are attached using a thin arch-wire, which puts pressure on the teeth. The teeth move slowly into correct positions due to the applied pressure.

Cosmetic Braces

Made from ceramic material, which makes them durable and can bear the rigorous hits from everyday use. Moreover, cosmetic braces are less visible, which makes them popular among adults who need braces. They are different from traditional braces and take much less time to output results. They also differ in terms of application, as you can only apply them to the front six or eight teeth.

One of the best things about cosmetic braces is that they allow you to achieve a healthy and straight bite without having to bear the discomfort of traditional braces. They use very less force to move your teeth and do not tear the soft tissues of your mouth. Depending upon your oral issue and budget, you can choose from fixed or removable types of cosmetic braces.

To learn more about which type of braces best suits you, call Brenham Family Dental And Orthodontics on 979-421-9685 and discuss it with our experts.

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