Different Types of Braces for Teeth

Different Types of Braces for Your Teeth

Here at Central Orthodontics, we offer a range of different types of braces for your teeth. Different orthodontic issues will suit different types of braces. Traditional metal braces are used for more severe orthodontic issues and can also be used for almost all teeth straightening treatments. Less severe orthodontic issues can be solved with Invisalign or ceramic braces. These braces are also perfect for patients who want their braces to be discreet in appearance during treatment.

To find out the best kind of braces for your desired results, book a consultation with us today.

What Are the Different Types of Braces for Teeth? 

Metal Braces 

Metal bracesDifferent Types of Braves for Teeth are one of the oldest and most traditional forms of teeth straightening treatments. Despite this, they are still one of the most popular treatment options. This is due to the amount of control metal braces offer when teeth are being moved. Traditional braces offer the most control during treatment than other orthodontic methods. This means your orthodontist is able to make finer and more accurate tooth movements during treatment. Tweaks to your smile can be made much quicker compared to removable appliances, resulting in a perfect smile. Metal braces are almost always used for more complicated orthodontic issues due to the amount of control they allow.

Metal braces are made using a mixture of metal brackets and wire. The metal brackets are fixed to your individual teeth and the metal wire is then clipped into these brackets. During the course of treatment, the metal wire will change in tightness and thickness and this is what moves your teeth. Elastic bands are then wrapped around the brackets to secure the wire. If you are considering braces, you should book a consultation with Central Orthodontics today. We can asses your smile and advise you on the best course of treatment.

Damon Braces

Different Types of Braves for TeethDamon braces are a modern approach to teeth straightening. They gently straighten your teeth without requiring extractions. Whereas traditional braces require regular appointments for tightening, Damon braces are self-ligating. This means that the Damon system gradually tightens over time using a sliding mechanism. They are also aesthetically much more discreet than traditional metal braces.

Although Damon braces look similar to metal braces, they work differently. Damon braces use slide brackets. A memory wire is then clipped into these brackets. This helps to reduce the amount of pain during treatment. The sliding mechanism within the brace is set to gradually move your teeth continuously and tighten over time.


Ceramic Braces 

Different Types of Braves for TeethCeramic braces are a popular treatment option for patients concerned with the appearance of their braces during treatment. The tooth coloured material used to secure the braces to your teeth make ceramic braces and aesthetically discreet teeth straightening treatment. 

Ceramic braces work similarly to metal braces, however, the brackets are made of ceramic and not metal. The ceramic material used also makes ceramic braces less painful during treatment as they are less abrasive and won’t irritate your gums or the side of your mouth. Due to the higher quality material used for this treatment, it can be a more expensive option compared to other teeth-straightening methods.

Invisalign Braces

 Different Types of Braves for TeethInvisalign is an invisible orthodontics technique that corrects the positioning of your teeth to work towards an improved smile. Special trays are custom made for your teeth from clear plastic, making them invisible during wear. Invisalign is suitable for patients of 15-years old and above and can be used to correct a variety of dental alignment issues.


You’ll also be able to get a perfect idea of how your Invisalign treatment will look through our iTero 3D Scanner, which can be used during the consultation/treatment period. This scanner will take a 3D image of your current teeth and show you how they will move during the course of your treatment to your desired position.

Different Types of Metal Braces for Teeth 


Here at Central Orthodontics, we offer two different types of metal braces. These are traditional metal braces and Damon braces. Metal braces will be used when teeth are severely misaligned as they offer the most control during the movement of the teeth. The course of orthodontic treatment that will work best to straighten your teeth will be entirely dependent on your individual situation.

If you wish to go ahead with braces for yourself or your child, you should begin by booking a consultation with us. Here at Central Orthodontics we can assess your teeth, offer a rough treatment time scale and provide you with the cost of treatment. We offer discounts on up-front payments or you can devise a payment plan with us across your appointments.

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