Types of Braces

Types of Braces

Braces are orthodontic appliances designed to straighten teeth, correct bite irregularities, and improve oral health. They consist of various types, including traditional metal braces, which are durable and effective.  

Ceramic braces, on the other hand, offer a more discreet appearance with tooth-colored or clear brackets. Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth for complete invisibility, while self-ligating braces feature brackets that secure the archwires without elastic ligatures for efficient tooth movement. Clear aligners like Invisalign provide a nearly invisible and removable option for mild to moderate orthodontic issues.  

Braces are crucial in aligning teeth, improving bite function, and enhancing oral health, ultimately leading to a confident smile and long-term dental well-being. Choosing the right braces is essential to meet individual needs and preferences, ensuring a successful orthodontic journey.  

Who Can Benefit From Braces?

  • Individuals with crooked or misaligned teeth 
  • Those with bite irregularities such as overbites, underbites, or crossbites 
  • People experiencing crowding or spacing issues in their teeth 
  • Those with jaw alignment problems or skeletal discrepancies 
  • Children and teenagers during their developmental years 
  • Adults seeking to improve their smile and oral health 
  • Individuals with functional issues related to their teeth or jaw, such as difficulty chewing or speaking 

Different Types of Braces 

Metal Braces 

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, metal braces are the most traditional and recognizable option available. These braces consist of metal brackets that are securely attached to the front surface of each tooth, connected by wires that apply gentle pressure to gradually shift teeth into proper alignment.

While their appearance may be conspicuous, metal braces remain a popular choice among patients due to their proven effectiveness in correcting even the most complex orthodontic issues. Additionally, their affordability and durability make them a practical choice for many individuals seeking straighter teeth and improved oral health.

At our practice, we offer self-ligating metal braces which allow for more efficient treatment by eliminating the need for elastic bands. Furthermore, our metal braces are Rhodium coated for better aesthetics, providing patients with a more discreet option while still achieving excellent results.

Ceramic Braces 

Ceramic braces are a more discreet alternative to traditional metal braces offered by our orthodontist in Argyle, TX. Made from tooth-colored or clear ceramic material, the brackets of ceramic braces blend in with the natural color of teeth, making them less noticeable.  

Lingual Braces 

Lingual braces are a hidden orthodontic option. They are placed on the back surfaces of the teeth, facing the tongue. This positioning makes lingual braces virtually invisible from the front, providing a discreet treatment option for individuals who desire a more subtle orthodontic solution.

While lingual braces offer aesthetic advantages, they may require a longer adjustment period and can be more challenging to clean. 

Self-Ligating Braces 

Self-ligating braces feature brackets that do not require elastic ligatures (rubber bands) to hold the wires in place. Instead, the brackets have built-in mechanisms that secure the wires, reducing friction and allowing for more efficient tooth movement.

Self-ligating braces often result in shorter treatment times and require fewer adjustments than traditional braces. Contact us today to learn more!

Clear Aligners 

Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are a popular alternative to traditional braces, especially for individuals seeking a more discreet and removable orthodontic option. They consist of custom-made, transparent trays that gradually move teeth into the desired position. They are virtually invisible when worn and can be removed for eating, brushing, and special occasions.

Clear aligners are an excellent choice for mild to moderate orthodontic issues. 

The Benefits of Braces 

  • Braces in Argyle, TX, effectively align teeth, correcting crookedness, overcrowding, and spacing issues, resulting in a harmonious and symmetrical smile. 
  • By correcting bite irregularities such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites, braces optimize bite function, facilitating better chewing efficiency and speech articulation. 
  • Orthodontic treatment with braces helps address dental issues early, preventing potential complications such as tooth decay, gum disease, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. 
  • Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean and maintain, reducing the buildup of plaque and tartar and lowering the risk of oral health issues. This ultimately leads to healthier gums and teeth. 
  • A straighter smile can significantly enhance self-confidence and self-esteem, empowering individuals to feel more comfortable and confident in social and professional settings. 
  • Braces promote stable dental alignment and proper jaw positioning, contributing to long-term dental stability and reducing the likelihood of relapse or regression. 
  • Orthodontic treatment with braces is tailored to each individual's unique orthodontic needs, ensuring personalized care and optimal results based on their specific requirements. 
  • With a range of braces options available, including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, self-ligating braces, and clear aligners, patients can choose the option that best suits their preferences, lifestyle, and treatment goals. 
  • The benefits of braces extend far beyond the treatment period. They provide lasting improvements to oral health, function, and aesthetics, enriching individuals' overall quality of life. 

Orthodontic treatment with braces is an investment in a patient's future dental health and overall well-being, laying the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles and enhanced confidence. Visit Argyle Orthodontics at 101 Old Town Boulevard South, Suite 103, Argyle, TX 76226, or call (940) 240-5400 to discover how braces can revolutionize your dental health and aesthetics. 


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101 Old Town Boulevard South, Suite 103,
Argyle, TX, TX, 76226

Email: info@argylebraces.com

Phone: (940) 240-5400

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