Types of Braces
Removable, Fixed, and Invisible Braces
Removable braces are braces made of delicate wires and springs, which can be removed at night. Removable braces are great for correcting more commonplace problems and minor issues with tooth alignment. Some removable braces are very good at correcting problems affecting the front teeth only and these can often produce results within a very short space of time. One of the things that make removable braces so attractive is their ease of use as they can be taken out for eating and for brushing and flossing.
Fixed braces are prescribed with those same wires and springs, which align the teeth on a temporary basis, yet they can’t be removed by us here at Aesthetic Dental Group until treatment is done. Sometimes teeth need to be more accurately moved, and Dr. Chan and Dr. Cross will have recommended a fixed brace if they feel you could benefit from more precise tooth movements that can best be provided by this type of appliance. The use of brackets fixed onto teeth enables treatment to be planned and executed far more precisely and the braces will be working every single minute to move your teeth.
Invisible braces are made of plastic aligners that are molded to teeth. Several sets are custom made for patients and worn for one-to-two weeks before they need to be replaced with new ones. A set should be worn for 22 hours per day and removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.
If you’re looking for a braces provider in Bridgewater, NJ and surrounded areas, look no further than Dr. Chan and Dr. Cross of Aesthetic Dental Group. Contact us today!
Dr. Cross, Dr. Chan, and the team at Aesthetic Dental Group are experts in braces. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen®, fixed braces, removable braces, and/or clear braces in the 08836 zip code area: Martinsville, NJ, Warren, NJ, Bedminster, NJ, Bridgewater, NJ, Basking Ridge, NJ, Branchburg, NJ, or would like to schedule an complementary consultation with Dr. Cross or Dr. Chan, contact Aesthetic Dental Group at: 732.907.7319