November 14, 2018

A Guide to The Different Types of Braces in Windsor


As much as everyone wishes they have perfect teeth, this is unfortunately not the case. It is because of this that orthodontist’s have a job. Most of the time people visit an orthodontist to try and fix the alignment or gaps in their teeth; the most common and easiest solution to these problems is by getting braces Windsor. But what you may not know is that there are several different types of braces, so keep reading to find out what they are.


Traditional Fixed

The first type of braces in Windsor are known as traditional and known by the slang term of ‘train tracks’. These are the ones most people think of when orthodontics is mentioned; and are the standard ones that you often see kids and teenagers wearing. They are mostly made from stainless steel and titanium. Metal brackets are attached to the patient’s teeth while elastics secure the wire in place. In order for these to be effective, the wire will need to be tightened and adjusted regularly. Many teens are against this solution to tooth problems simply because of the way they look, however another drawback is that it can make it difficult to keep teeth clean. So the wearer needs to spend extra time ensuring they have removed any excess food from around the brackets and wire. Despite the connotations of this form, dental technology has improved over the years, so the brackets are now smaller and less bulky and obvious. This also makes them more comfortable for the wearer. These braces in Windsor are actually a great option for realigning teeth and for closing gaps.



Lingual braces in Windsor can be considered as one of the more discrete orthodontic options. This is due to the fact that the brackets and wires are attached to the back of the patient’s teeth, instead of the front as with the traditional style. More and more people are opting for lingual because it makes it virtually impossible to tell that the wearer is undergoing orthodontic treatment at all. However, there are other benefits to this style. Firstly, the back surface of the tooth is actually more robust, meaning there is less risk of decalcification. Furthermore, as the front surface is not covered by any metal, it allows the wearer to still clean most of the tooth relatively easily. So overall, this type of braces in Windsor allows the patient to keep their teeth cleaner and healthier than with other types.



Another popular option for braces in Windsor is invisalign. This involves using a series of clear plastic, removable aligners, that look quite similar to a night time retainer. Many people choose invisalign because it is virtually impossible for anyone to tell that you are wearing it thus making it one of the most discrete orthodontic options. It is also possible to take this form out in order to clean teeth, or the retainer itself, making it quite a hygienic option. Those who want a quick fix can opt for invisalign lite, or there is also invisalign for teenagers. So there is an invisalign to suit the needs of all patients.



This style is a relatively new advancement that some dental practices are beginning to introduce. The interesting thing about this type is that it allows patients to adjust and remove it themselves. So this prevents the wearer from having to go to see their orthodontist as regularly for tightening or adjustments. One benefit of these is that the pain caused is significantly less than with other types as there is less pressure being put on the jaw and teeth. The disadvantage of these, however, is that the wearer must remember to take them out whilst sleeping.

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