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Four Different types of Teeth Braces

American teeth are notoriously expensive, and dentists are one of the highest income occupations in the United States. If you came to U.S as an F-1 student, your school will normally require you to purchase health insurance (美国医疗保险) during your study in U.S. (also known as美国留学). However, if you have graduated from school and luckily win the H-1B lottery (h1b抽签), and work under h1b visa (also known as (美国h1b签证) or applied green card(also known as 移民排期, you will have to choose your own insurance plan, such as huhu insurance (also known as 虎虎保险). This article will introduce 4 types of teeth braces if you need to correct teeth and wondering how much it costs to do so.

  1. Traditional metal braces

This type of braces is the most common type of metal braces commonly known as large steel teeth. The metal bracket is made of stainless steel, and the pulling of the ferrule wire drives the tooth position to achieve perfect alignment of the teeth. With the advancement of technology, the current metal braces are more comfortable and the corrections are faster. Children can also choose different colors to satisfy the childlike heart.

Advantages: Generally speaking, the cost is the lowest.

Disadvantages: The most obvious, unsightly, the wire is easy to scratch and hurt the internal skin of the mouth.

2. Ceramic bracesThe ceramic braces are the same size and shape as the metal braces, except that the metal brackets are replaced with ceramics that are similar in color to the teeth. Advantages: The mechanical strength and effect are more beautiful with the same metal braces.Disadvantages: Higher price than metal braces, ceramic brackets are not easy to get dirty.

3. Tongue bracesThis type of orthodontic method is to stick the braces on the inside of the teeth, that is, the lingual side, and the side person can not see from the side after wearing, which greatly reduces the influence of the braces on the speech. Advantages: It is completely invisible from the outside.Disadvantages: higher price, difficult to clean, not suitable for serious dental bite

4. Invisible braces

Invisible braces are the latest transparent appliances. They change the traditional orthodontic “steel teeth” and complete the orthodontic treatment (美国 看牙) without wires and brackets, so as not to affect the aesthetics and daily life of the patients. Invisible braces are well developed in the United States, and orthoses represented by Invisaligh are becoming one of the most popular correction methods, especially among adult groups.

The Invisalign manufacturer will produce customized appliances based on the digital scans and models of the dentists provided by your dentist and the design of the treatment plan, and estimate the treatment time. Each time the doctor will provide you with a set of (3-4 pairs) braces, you need to wear more than 22 hours a day. You can take it out when you eat and brush your teeth, and replace it every 2 weeks. Unlike traditional braces that require a monthly check-up, Invisalign wearers only need to go to the doctor every 6-8 weeks to get a review and receive the next appliance. Advantages: It is almost impossible to wear a braces, and patients can pick up their own daily diet.Disadvantages: higher price, not suitable for children, the treatment process will be longer, not suitable for patients with severely misaligned teeth.