Types of Braces You Need to Know Before Getting One

It’s 4.23 am as of writing and here I am Googling about teeth, cuz these days my teeth doesn’t seems to agree with me. The lower ones feels as if they are moving towards each other and they are uncomfy to the point that they cause me fever every now and then. So, I thought I wouldn’t find any answer but apparently this is fairly common as we age. Well, I guess this is not surprising as I am already in my 30s.

The term for teeth crowding this way is known as ‘mesial drift’. This sounds so cool, right? But  it’s not cool, trust me. This can not only be uncomfortable for me but the worst part of it all is that the teeth are getting more and more crooked due to this and I think soon enough I’ll have an ugly smile because of it.


Me and my crooked teeth. I actually hate smiling like this cuz my teeth are not exactly pretty or dazzling white. I’m thinking about getting some teeth straightening done so that my teeth alignment will be fixed by wearing adult braces.

Now, having researched my options, I discovered that there are a few types of braces that we can consider if we’re to fixed our crooked teeth; clear braces
invisible braces, ceramic braces, metal braces and there’s even braces for kids should parents wants to allow their kids straighten their teeth at a young age.

Here’a sharing with you some info about braces, in case you are interested to get them too;

Metal braces

Metal braces are the traditional braces which cemented on the teeth and are connected to one another with a thin metal wire. This wire is designed to put pressure on all of the brackets, thus moving your teeth into their proper place. The use of other types of appliances, such as rubber bands or springs may also be required. Most of the time, traditional braces are adhered to the front of the teeth, but sometimes, depending on the treatment needs, these braces can also be put on the back of each tooth.

Clear braces

Clear braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth.

Invisible braces

Invisible braces or more commonly known in the dentist’s office as invisalign is an invisible braces that uses a series of custom-made aligners to straighten teeth without the need for metal wires or bracker to fix the teeth. Each aligner is worn for around two weeks, for between 20 and 22 hours a day, and they should only be removed for eating, brushing and contact sports. 

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable. Retainer to retain the teeth alignment is also required after having these removed.

Cost of braces varies depending whether it is adult braces or braces for kids, so should you are interested in getting it, please consult your friendly dentist about it.

Here’s recommending a good dentist in Malaysia; 1st Dental Clinic. This clinic is located in Shah Alam. Should you are located in Klang Valley area and is considering about having braces, you can visit this clinic for consultation or visit their Facebook page HERE.

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