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Types of Dental Braces in Toronto Dentist Clinics

If you are looking for dental braces, Toronto dentists can help you find what works best for you. There are basically three types of dental braces to choose from and your dental professional can help you sort through the options. Traditional braces used to be the most common, but over the last few years, dental braces used by Toronto dentists have progressed and patients have more options. Here are the three main types of dental braces Toronto dentists use today.

Traditional Metal Braces

The first thing a person things of when they hear the term, “braces” is a mouth full of metal. Fortunately, metal braces have undergone major changes over the years and they are not as uncomfortable or painful as most remember them to be. Traditional braces are attached to the teeth using metal brackets and then wires are threaded through the brackets. The wires are adjusted, or tightened to place pressure on the teeth and pull them into proper alignment over time. These braces are noticeable and are usually worn for one to three years depending on the severity of the teeth’s condition.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are not nearly as noticeable as metal braces as they are made of a clear composite material. Wearers must be careful about drinking and eating foods that can stain ceramic. This type of braces can be difficult to take care of. Ceramic braces are usually only used on the upper teeth since they can tend to chip or break more easily. They are usually less expensive than traditional braces and work faster than invisible braces.

Invisalign Braces

The most modern type of braces are Invisalign. You’re likely to find this type of dental braces in Toronto dental clinics. They do not use wires or brackets to straighten the teeth. Patients are fitted with customized “trays” to wear. These nearly invisible aligners gently pull teeth into the desired positions. You will be able to remove them for oral hygiene, eating and special occasions if desired.

Properly aligned teeth not only give you a beautiful smile, but they can significantly improve your overall dental health.

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