Orthodontic Braces – Different Parts

Metal Braces

  • Most commonly used
  • Very cost effective
  • Not the most cosmetic option
  • Made of stainless steel
  • Use color bands to hold wire

Metal Braces

  • Most commonly used
  • Very cost effective
  • Not the most cosmetic option
  • Made of stainless steel
  • Use color bands to hold wire

Orthodontic Braces – Different Parts

Clear Braces

  • Very cosmetic
  • Made of ceramic or acrylic
  • Use color bands to hold wire
  • Bonds better to the teeth

Clear Braces v Metal Braces

Clear Braces

  • Very cosmetic
  • Made of ceramic or acrylic
  • Use color bands to hold wire
  • Bonds better to the teeth

Clear Braces v Metal Braces

Self-Ligating Clear Braces

Self-Ligating Braces

  • Made of metal or ceramic
  • Color ties are not necessary
  • Doors on the braces hold the wire in place
  • Damon and Speed system fall into this category

Hidden Braces

  • Placed behind the teeth
  • Completely invisible
  • Custom made for every patient
  • Complex manufacturing process
  • Incognito and Harmony system fall Into this category

Lingual (Hidden) Braces

Lingual (Hidden) Braces

Hidden Braces

  • Placed behind the teeth
  • Completely invisible
  • Custom made for every patient
  • Complex manufacturing process
  • Incognito and Harmony system fall Into this category

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