Types of Braces
Ceramic braces are very much like metal braces. However, they are designed to be less apparent and feature clear materials to try and blend in with your natural smile as much as possible. The benefits of these is that they move teeth faster than clear plastic aligners do, meaning they are a popular choice for people who suffer from severe crookedness.
A type of plastic retainer that over a period of 4-18 months moves your teeth gradually, much like any retainer. The aesthetic reason for its popularity is it’s not so obvious to the eye. These can be worn without most people knowing you are actually wearing braces. However they do require frequent visits and different variants of the brace, to ensure the teeth keep moving. Afterwards, like most forms of braces, you need to use a retainer for a long period to ensure your teeth don’t move back to their natural position.
Lingual braces are essentially the same as traditional metal braces, the key difference being that they are fitted BEHIND your teeth. This means they are essentially invisible to the eye. They are a permanent brace solution and generally very expensive. With this type of brace, you need to alter your diet to ensure none of the brackets come loose - that means avoiding anything hard, crusty or chewy that may dislodge it.