The days of heavy-duty metal braces and headgear are long gone. Advancements in dentistry and orthodontics have resulted in many new types of braces for kids and adults. When it comes to modern orthodontics, you have a wide variety of options— some so advanced that no one may ever know you are wearing braces at all.
Ceramic brackets are made of composite materials. They are very strong and generally do not stain. Three popular brands are Clarity and Transcend, made by 3M Unitek; and Mystique, made by GAC. Adults like to choose ceramic because of they "blend in" with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal. These are the type of braces actor Tom Cruise had.
can be silver or golden. The golden brackets look a bit more "jewelry-like" and are often a popular choice with young women.Metal brackets are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. At first, they may irritate your gums, but after a few weeks, when your cheeks get "toughened up" they are not a problem anymore. Most traditional metal braces require an elastic o-shaped rubber band, called a ligature to hold the arch wire onto the bracket. Sometimes Orthodontist Dubai
uses metal tie wires (little wires which are twisted around the bracket) in place of elastic ligatures.
What are the advantages?
Less visually evident compared to metal braces
Proven to produce results faster than plastic aligners, such as Invisalign
Most cost effective
Colored bands available