What is a Dental Braces?
Dental braces (also known as braces, orthodontic cases, or cases) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help position them with regard to a person's bite, while also aiming to improve dental health. Braces also fix gaps. They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.
Types of Dental Braces :
1. Conventional System
- The old braces system is used by most patients.
- It takes a lot of tooth extraction to create space for the teeth to move tightly.
- Longer and longer treatment as the case may be.
- Estimates in 3-4 years.
2. Self-Ligating System
- In contrast to the conventional braces that need to be replaced with rubber at each review, with the self-ligating system archwire plugged in and locked with a “door” on the bracket.
- More flexible archwires are used. So there is little or no pain during tooth movement.
- Lack or no need for a lot of tooth extraction. The jaws will be enlarged so that tight movement of teeth can be done.
- Faster treatment period.
- Budget in 18-24 months.
3. Damon System
- Less tooth extraction
- Less pain when using braces because the archwire used is a kind of Copper Niti that is soft and flexsible in the patient's mouth.
- The small size of the bracket makes it easy for patients to brush their teeth.
- Short treatment period of 18 months for stable treatment outcome.