Braces and retainers may be required by anyone, be it a kid or adult. However, they may not be so easy to wear. Using braces and retainers can really help you in getting a beautiful smile.
Long term advantages of braces and retainers are so good that you can simply overlook a few problems related to them. How does it matter if you look normal for a few months or years while wearing braces?
See that it is for a greater good in future. You will never regret your decision as you will look very beautiful with straight teeth that makes your smile better than before.
You will come across various types of braces and retainers.
First and most common types of braces are usual, metal braces. They are also classified as the most reliable ones.
They are strongest braces among all when one considers pull/push. So, metal braces are highly recommended by almost every orthodontist out there.
The brackets of these braces saw a shortening over a time, while in past, they used to be as big as tooth itself for covering. Furthermore, they are available at cheaper rates now. So, these types of braces and retainers become a hot pick among all those who need one as they are highly affordable.
Next in the list of braces and retainers are ceramic braces. While they are not as strong as metal braces and hence, offering less pull/push force, they offer an advantage. They are made out of entirely composite material.
Ceramic braces have the same color as teeth, so they are sometimes invisible. Ceramic adds to the cost of these braces but then, it is worth buying such braces when you come to know that they can really mimic the natural cover of your teeth. So, only if someone looks at them very closely would he come to know that you are wearing ceramic braces.
Another type of retainers is Invisalign braces (invisible braces). If you have minimal malocclusions, then you will be recommended invisible braces. They are manufactured from invisible plastic and braces almost invisible.
Another thing is that since they are made out of plastic, they lead to almost no stain on teeth. Invisalign braces, however, are very expensive and so, you might want to make sure that you need them only.
Invisalign braces can removed while eating. While Invisalign braces are removable and have a small disadvantage that you may lose them, still they are getting popular with each passing day in US. Their pull/push force is like metal braces, but many people think they are for minor orthodontic issues.
When you reach your orthodontist, you are told about all of braces and retainer available and then you are suggested which one would be right for you.