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Different Types Of Braces

07 Oct 2021

6 min read


Using the latest in modern dental technology, it’s now possible to enjoy a beautiful, healthy, straight smile for life

With this, comes extra confidence for life.

There are a number of different ways to get this potentially life-changing result.

Three types of braces

Here is our pick of three different types of braces that could help you to enjoy beautiful straight teeth.

Your orthodontist will be able to advise you on the best type of braces for your individual needs.


Older-style braces use elastic ties to keep straightening wires in the correct position.

These ties can lead to friction and can also collect plaque.

Which types of braces are the best?

Some modern braces are more comfortable because they use a slide mechanism to keep the wire in place.

This means the teeth can move more freely – which can make braces more comfortable – and more quickly, reducing treatment time.

Modern braces are strong and durable and easy to keep clean.

Unlike very noticeable traditional braces, modern metal braces look subtle.


Modern ceramic braces have all the benefits of modern metal braces.

But, because they use ceramic instead of metal brackets, they’re almost-invisible so most people won’t notice you’re wearing them.

As with modern metal braces, these ceramic braces can work quickly. Compared with some other orthodontic options, treatment times can be relatively short.

The manufacturers of some modern braces point out that “invisible”, removable braces made by other manufacturers are taken out at certain times during the day.

They boast that their braces are working to align your teeth all the time.


As the name suggests, it’s difficult to tell when people are wearing “invisible” braces.

The most well-known brand of invisible braces is Invisalign clear, removable braces.

Removable braces

Invisible braces can be taken out for brushing teeth and eating. For best results the patient should wear their retainers for around 20-22 hours a day.

With Invisalign treatment, on a screen we can show you the gradual movement of the teeth as they move into their final, straight positions.

We then give you several sets of tailor-made plastic aligners.

The patient will often wear each set of aligners for two weeks at a time. Each set slowly pushes their teeth into the final position.

Within months, you can start to enjoy beautiful, straight teeth.


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