What are Dental Braces?
Braces help create a beautiful smile and enhance self-esteem. They can also drastically improve oral health for adults and children. When teeth are rotated or overcrowded, it is difficult for your toothbrush to reach all of the areas suffering from decay. Straighter teeth make it far easier to take care of your oral health while also giving you a Hollywood smile.
Braces can improve a person’s appearance by aligning teeth and correcting the natural bite. They can solve problems like crowded or twisted teeth, overbites or underbites. Nowadays, braces have become less noticeable and are therefore used more regularly in improving the appearance and health of the teeth.
Anyone unhappy with their existing teeth should consider braces. However, braces are particularly suitable for children between the ages of 9 and 16. In this age group, the teeth and jaw line are growing very quickly and are, therefore, more easily realigned.
Types of Braces
There are a couple types of braces.
Type 1 Braces: Plastic or metal brackets. Metal and clear plastic brackets are available.
Type 2 Braces: Invisalign® plastic aligners.