While many people opt for discreet options such as lingual braces, visible braces remain the most familiar and popular choice for patients looking to correct their dental issues or simply improve the overall cosmetic appearance of their smile.
Traditional visible braces are available in a variety of styles and each come with their own benefits so it’s important to really think about what results you would like to achieve, and also what brace will work best with your lifestyle. Keppel Dentistry offer a number of types of visible brace options:
The most commonly used visible option are metal braces. Today metal braces are far more advanced than people give them credit for. They’ve had a complete redesign to ensure they’re sleek, compact and easy to use and wear.
Typically treatment using a metal brace can take anything from nine to 24 months for a complete smile transformation to take place. A further benefit metal braces offer is that they are comparatively more economical and stronger than some of the more discreet options, meaning they last for longer, work harder and are unlikely to break.
Once fitted patients need a little bit of time to get used to the feeling of wearing a brace, but after a number of days most find that usage is easy and comfortable.
In addition to the traditional metal brace, variations to the system have also been introduced such as ceramic braces which offer a more subtle and discreet option.
Ceramic braces have been designed to blend into the colour of natural teeth, rather than stand out.
Clear ceramic braces are made of ceramic alloys and are available with two types of brace wires or ties to make them even more inconspicuous. The ties are made of either clear plastic or white metal and because of this their appearance is far more subtle than traditional metal braces.
In addition to the visual benefits offered by ceramic braces users also don’t have to worry about staining from food or drink as the brackets do not discolour and the ties are changed when every adjustment is made which is usually on a monthly basis.
Despite their strength, ceramic braces are also incredibly comfortable and offer a much more natural feeling than some alternative options.
As with every consultation at Keppel Dentistry, our team of highly trained experts will be able to offer advice on the best course of treatment to correct your dental issue as well as ensuring it fits in with your lifestyle.