Metal Braces

  • Most commonly used
  • Usually made of stainless steel
  • Need color bands to hold the wire

Clear Braces

  • Most esthetic
  • Usually made of ceramic or ceramic reinforced plastic
  • Need elastics to hold the wire
  • They bond better to the teeth

Different Types of Braces

Self-Ligating Braces

  • They don't need colors to hold the wire, they have a door instead.
  • They were introduced in early 1970.
  • They can be made out of metal or clear material.
  • Active self-ligating braces: The door actively pushes the wire inside the braces.
  • Passive self-ligating braces: The door is passive.
  • Some of the more common systems are: Damon system, Speed system, In-Ovation R, In-Ovation C

Self-Ligating Metal Braces

Self-Ligating Clear Braces

Hidden Braces

  • Completely invisible.
  • Compatible with any kind of sport.
  • A great option for patients with social concerns.
  • Very hygienic and easy to clean.
  • Resist chewing forces better and do not pop off easily while eating.
  • Minimal emergency visits.

Lingual (Hidden) Braces

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