If you thought that only teenagers are fixed with dental braces, and that is because they do not want to be ridiculed for their buck teeth, the answer is NO.
All of us, in any age, may need a teeth alignment. And not just for cosmetic reasons.
We often find medical conditions which warrant dental braces- be it ceramic braces or the new invisalign braces.
Crowded teeth, crooked teeth or incorrect jaw position- all can be rectified with aligning our teeth properly. So apart from looking ‘good’, many structural issues can be corrected with getting proper dental braces fitted.
So if your dentist has advised braces for you, what are your options?
- Traditional braces: The first is obviously the metal brackets and wires which have been traditionally used on many. New age metal braces may be smaller and less obvious though. They are also the least expensive of them all. And want some fun? You can also choose a colour of the wires of braces. Orange, blue, fuchsia, gold.. go crazy!
- Ceramic braces: If having metallic ones makes you self-conscious, you should go for ceramic braces. They are same in size and shape as the traditional braces, but are not really noticeable, as the brackets are made up of ceramic, porcelain or sometimes plastic. If ceramic braces come with a tooth-coloured or a neutral wire, they become even less obvious.
- Invisalign braces: It has revolutionized the orthodontic world, as the invisalign braces are not really braces. Invisalign braces are a series of 18 to 30 custom-made, mouth guard-like clear plastic aligners.These plastic aligners that help shift your teeth into the proper position and moreover, they can be replaced periodically. Invisalign braces are slightly costlier than the traditional ones, but the unique advantages Invisalign braces offer – like taking the aligners out to eat and brush your teeth – usually outweighs the difference in the price.
Ultimately, the right type of dental braces can be decided only by an experienced dentist. For the best dentist in Pune and the right dental consultation, do visit us!