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A confident and beautiful smile has material benefits as well as psychological impacts. It can be a door for career opportunities or a key to your mental well-being. Misaligned teeth were a problem for many in the past. People were left with an option to mourn over the dismal conditions of their teeth.

Fortunately, as our technology evolved a new branch of dentistry which catered to straightening of teeth began its journey of spreading smiles. Braces were the ultimate solution offered by orthodontics to straighten teeth. Starting from metal braces this journey has culminated in the extremely comfortable clear aligners.

How do these braces work?

Braces with the help of wires made of metals or ceramic or using custom-made trays apply a minute pressure in your misaligned teeth. As a result, teeth align by itself by a natural movement. 

What are the problems of teeth that demand braces?

  • Crooked teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Malocclusion

These are the major conditions demanding straightening of teeth using braces. If you are perplexed by complex terms like malocclusion, FYI: It is the occurrence of misaligned teeth where the upper and lower teeth won’t fit together. 

Coming back to the crux of this blog let us try to understand different types of braces and their benefits.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the traditionally used and most popular braces in Ajman. These braces employ stainless steel wire and brackets along with ligatures made of elastic bands. Brackets are glued to each tooth and wires are kept on these brackets. Ligatures are used to firmly fix these wires. The dentist tightens these wires on each appointment after evaluating the movement of your teeth.

The benefits of these braces lie in their affordability and efficiency. These braces are less reliant on patient compliance. So unlike clear aligners, you don’t have to remember to wear them all the time. They can be arranged only by the orthodontist.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces work in the same principle as that of metal braces. The difference lies in the material used. Here we use ceramic wires and brackets. All three elements, the brackets, wire, and ligatures are tooth colored. 

The benefit of these braces is that they are more discreet than metal braces. Meanwhile, metal braces offer more durability compared to the brittle nature of ceramic material.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces which work in the same mechanism as that of the above-mentioned braces in Ajman are different in their placement on the inner side of teeth.

These braces are the ultimate solution for those who wish to have discreet solutions to straighten their teeth. 

Self-ligating braces

The discomfort caused by elastic ligatures is avoided by these braces which come with in-build arrangement to hold the wire. Since they are easy to adjust they call for less number of appointments.

Invisible aligners

Also known as clear aligners these braces come in the form of custom-made trays which are literally invisible when fixed on our teeth. 

Its advantage is that they are easy to remove and clean. Also, the discreetness and comfort offered by these aligners make them a choice sought after by many.

These braces in Ajman also have their downsides. Only an experienced orthodontist can guide you to choose the right braces for you. A skilled dentist can look into your oral health and hygiene while considering your requirements such as discreet looks and affordability. If you’re looking for a team of certified dentists who can provide you with such a comprehensive service don’t hesitate to visit Rawnaq Al Ibtisama Dental Clinic. We are committed to providing you with quality ensured affordable service.

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