How to Choose the Best Type of Orthodontic Braces?

The reason for visiting an orthodontist is to treat a bad bite or malocclusion. Orthodontists treat this by straightening teeth and improving your bite by correcting the fit of your teeth and how your jaw line up. They are dentists with advanced training in making teeth move. Orthodontists can realign crooked teeth into a straight, health y smile.

A bad bite can cause problems when chewing and talking. Crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, and underbites can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss. Overlapping teeth can be tough to clean.

Today’s orthodontist offer an array of braces to choose from, here are your options.

Metal /Traditional braces

When people hear the word braces they picture these as metal brackets that are installed on the teeth. Modern brackets are smaller with new heat activated archwires that use your body heat to help teeth move more quickly and less painfully.

Ceramic braces

Has the same size and shape as metal bracesexcept that they have clear or tooth coloured brackets that blend with the teeth. Some use tooth coloured wires to be less obvious.

Lingual braces

The same as traditional braces, except that the bracket and wires are placed on the inside of teeth. Invisible from the outside.


Consists of a series of 18 to 30 custom-made, moth guard-like clear plastic aligners.  The aligners are removable and are replaced every 2 weeks.

Upland Dental Practice

Getting braces means making a commitment to an orthodontist for several years. It is important to have a dentist that you can trust in any form of dental treatment. Start by asking your family and acquaintances for recommendations. Local parenting forums and internet research can be a great source of information.

Once you step in our clinic we will give you a free consultation on the type of brace that will best fit you. Our comfy office with relaxed atmosphere will ensure that our patients feel comfortable. We have a wide array of braces for you to choose, from metal/traditional to invisalign. Our orthodontists are trained dentists who have practiced orthodontic care for a long period of time. We have the state of the art equipment and the latest techniques to give you a painless experience and give you that smile that you have been longing for.

The type of brace you get will depend on a number of factors. We have prepared a guide to help you in your decision.

  • The extent of your treatment.
  • The recommendation of your orthodontist.
  • Length of time that you will be wearing braces to correct your problem.
  • How much are you willing to pay?