Types of Braces

Metallic Braces: These are pre-adjusted brackets made up of metal which help in aligning the teeth. These are most common type of braces.

Ceramic Braces: These are the pre-adjusted brackets made up of tooth colored meterial, which is less visible. Nowadays even tooth colored (White colored) wires are also available which make these braces more invisible.

Self-ligating Braces: These braces are supposed to reduce the treatment time so that the duration of fixed braces can be lesser than usual.

Lingual Braces: These are the braces which are fixed to the teeth on the inner side, making them invisible. These are little bit inconvenient to the patient as they are near the moving tongue.

Removable Plates/Clips: These are the appliances which can be taken out by the patients themselves. They are used as adjunctive appliances either before or after the fixed braces and also for growth modification of the jaws.

Aligners: These are plastic wrap around type of plates which move the teeth. There are some obvious limitations in this type of treatment. Complex problems are difficult to treat with aligners.