Orthodontics has been a before and after both in health and in dental aesthetics. However, not only braces are a way to correct crooked teeth or a problem in the mouth such as prognathism. There are other types of orthodontics that you should know.

What is orthodontics for?

There are different objectives that will determine the use of one type of orthodontics or another. From the Jiménez Díaz Foundation University Hospital they mention the redirection of the development of the jaws in the growth stage or the correction of chewing habits that are not adequate.

However, the main use that is given to orthodontics is to correct teeth that have been crooked or moved, those that do not have room to come out and overlap others causing pain and problems in the mouth, etc. All this you will need an analysis to choose the right type of orthodontics.

The types of orthodontics that exist

The first type of orthodontics that we all know are brackets. They are placed on the outside of the teeth and, currently, there is the possibility of making them “invisible” so that they are not so noticeable. It is an economical option to correct the position of the teeth in an effective way.

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The second type of orthodontics is lingual, that is, they are brackets that are placed on the inside of the teeth. This option has a higher price and is just as effective as normal braces. It is a more aesthetic alternative and suitable for working adults who do not want to show off their orthodontics.

The third type of orthodontics are removable intraoral appliances that are attached to the molars and that cover the palate, causing something wrong to be pronounced during the first days of use. This option is indicated for children and can redirect the development of the jaws during the growth stage.

The fourth type of orthodontics that has become very fashionable are invisible splints without brackets. They are made of silicone and their price is higher. This is because, as the problem is corrected, other types of splints will have to be manufactured to progress in its resolution.

What type of orthodontics is the most suitable?

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The answer to this question will depend on our age, the problem we have in our mouth and the budget we have.. External braces are the cheapest, but aesthetically they leave much to be desired for those who work in front of the public.

Further, braces are immovable, while children’s braces and splints can be put on and taken off. Although, dentists recommend that they take as long as possible so that they can be effective. Everything will depend on the problem we have and what the dentist advises us.

Asking the dentist for advice can clarify many doubts about the type of orthodontics that can be best for us for our particular case. Not only in our pocket, but so that the problem for which we have come to this professional can be solved in the shortest possible time.