Dental braces? What type of braces should I choose?
What are the different types of braces?
You’ve been thinking about braces for a while, and you’re ready to take the plunge. But you’ve got a lot of questions. Will they be painful? How long will they last? How much will it cost? What type of braces should I choose? The truth is, there are so many types of braces and clear aligners that it can be difficult to know which are right for you. After all, no two sets of teeth are the same! We emphasize that we have solutions for everyone at the Rhône Dental Clinic! If you missed out on braces as a child, our invisible aligners are for you!
Under-the-palate braces are used to correct jaw problems such as under- or overbite. They can also be used to treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and prevent future problems. When choosing braces, remember that they’re not just for children and teenagers – adults benefit too!
Removable braces are also called retainers. They’re made of transparent plastic, which means you can still see your teeth through them (unlike traditional metal braces). Removable braces are used to hold your teeth in their new position. You wear them at night and remove them during the day to eat and brush your teeth.
Invisible braces (Invisalign)
Invisalign is a brand of clear, removable aligners that allow you to straighten your teeth without the use of brackets or wires. Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces and has proved more effective than other orthodontic treatments in many cases. While not for everyone, if you’re looking for a way to straighten your teeth without feeling like you’re wearing metal braces around your mouth all day, Invisalign could be an option to consider.
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Which braces to choose?
Choosing the best option for you is a very personal decision. A consultation with an orthodontist will help you determine what’s right for your teeth, lifestyle and budget.
There are four main types of braces: stainless steel brackets, ceramic brackets and clear aligners (also known as Invisalign). Each has its advantages and disadvantages:
Stainless steel brackets are generally used in teenagers or even adults to move teeth. Ceramic brackets are made of porcelain, which makes them less visible than stainless steel brackets when fixed to the teeth! A metal wire connects the brackets, and if you use ceramic brackets you’ll only see the wire, which is relatively unobtrusive in your social life.
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There are many options available to you, and we’re here to help you choose the one that’s right for you!
During the initial examination, we’ll be able to determine the best possible treatment for your children’s orthodontic care needs in Geneva. During this initial examination, we can define the treatment plan, the expected duration of treatment and the approximate cost. Drop in for a visit, or call us on 022 310 50 77 to arrange a consultation with our dentists for your child!
Article written by Drs. Emma Abergel & Nathalie Mélin, orthodontic specialists at the Rhône Dental Clinic!
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