The most famous bracket is the metal lock bracket (brackets). With these braces, metal locks are attached to the teeth. A metal wire is passed through the locks. The orthodontist determines the thickness of the wire per check. To keep the wire tight between the buckles, rubber bands are placed over the buckles. You can choose the color(s) of the rubber bands yourself. We change the rubber bands at each check and you get new ones.
Wire and rubber bands together ensure the teeth are placed in the right place. Gradually, your teeth move into the position you want. You will come for a monthly check so the progress of the treatment will be followed closely.
Your teeth may be a little sensitive in the first period due to the pressure exerted by the braces on your teeth. For this reason, we recommend that you eat softer foods for the first few days and take painkillers if necessary. After a few days you get used to this pressure.
You can still eat and drink a lot with metal brackets, but watch out for the following:
Do not bite into hard things: an apple or carrot should be cut into small pieces.
Chewing meat from a bone is not a good idea. Always separate the meat from the bone.
Avoid sticky and hard candies like lollipops, marshmallows, and popcorn.
The sugar in sodas like cola can easily cause cavities. Therefore, consume as few carbonated beverages as possible in the upcoming period.
Do not open water bottles with your teeth and do not bite pens.
Keeping teeth and braces clean
It is very important to take good care of your teeth to prevent cavities and damage to your enamel with braces. Brush four times a day: after your meal in the morning, after your meal in the afternoon, or if you can’t, when you get home from school or work, after dinner, and before bed. We also recommend using a mouthwash.
You can view the costs per corset (treatment) via our price overview.
Please note that materials are charged separately. We would like to direct you to your nearest practice for exact prices.
Braces are the most familiar and also the most visible form of orthodontics. Now not only teenagers, but also adults are familiar with it. Just as every person is unique, there are also different types of braces that you can measure. In addition, developments in the field of orthodontics do not stop. All this allows you to wear braces as inconspicuously as possible today. Transparent or invisible braces are a good example.
The reasons why people prefer these braces differ from person to person. Some feel that traditional braces do not look attractive or well-groomed, while others find it unsuitable for their age. In addition, these braces are also more user-friendly, the treatment time is usually shorter than traditional braces. Moreover, it is painless and you do not need to remove or consider braces while exercising.
Although invisible braces are mainly aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth, they also have medical benefits. Because braces correct the position of your teeth, they also improve your bite. As a result, your jaws will work better and your teeth will not wear out unnecessarily. It also makes it easier to care for your teeth. This may prevent further complaints in the future.
Before using braces, the orthodontist needs to scan your teeth in detail. This produces a 3D model that forms the basis of your personal treatment plan. This usually takes a year. During your treatment, you will receive new braces every two weeks that push your teeth further towards the desired result. This pressure is mainly present when you put on new braces, but will disappear after a few days. Your orthodontist will tell you when to replace your braces.
Braces on the back of the teeth are known as “lingual braces” or “Hidden braces” and are similar in design to traditional metal braces. Braces are called lingual because this is exactly the area to which they are attached. The back of your teeth, where your tongue can reach, is called the lingual region. Lingual braces are worn behind your teeth, not in front of them, as in other orthodontic treatments. Teens and adults who want to straighten their teeth or improve their teeth without noticeable braces often choose this option as it is bulky and offers a major cosmetic advantage over traditional metal braces that are placed at the front of the teeth.
Lingual braces work the same as traditional metal braces. Their construction consists of metal brackets and archwires. The process of placing lingual braces behind the teeth begins as follows:
Taking the measurements of the teeth whose alignment needs to be corrected.
These impressions are then sent to a dental laboratory and customized brackets are created based on them.
Once the brackets are ready, the orthodontist uses a special process to bond the brackets on the back surfaces of the affected teeth.
The braces then apply gentle but continuous pressure to gradually slide the teeth back into their correct position.
The duration of this treatment can range from about 18-36 months, depending on the complexity of your condition.
Lingual braces come with both pros and cons. Let’s take a look at both:
They are invisible as they are placed behind the teeth.
Used to treat a wide variety of orthodontic issues
The possibility of scarring and calcification from zero to minimum on the front of your teeth
In severe cases where teeth are out of alignment, lingual braces are much more effective than other braces for achieving complex movements such as changing tooth heights, correcting rotations and closing gaps.
The procedure can be extensive and require several lengthy appointments.
It takes some time to get used to speaking clearly with these braces
These are expensive compared to regular braces or Invisalign.
It becomes difficult to clean teeth and gums
Traditional metal braces and lingual braces use both brackets and wires to slide misaligned teeth into their correct positions. The only difference between the two is that traditional braces are worn on the front of your teeth, while lingual braces are worn behind your teeth.