7 Most Common Types of Braces Used in Orthodontic Treatment


Traditional metal wired, gold plated stainless steel, lingual, titanium, customized, progressive and invisalign are the types of braces used in orthodontic treatment.

What are braces?

Dental braces are known as braces, orthodontic cases. Braces are the device used in orthodontics that is used to straighten the position of the teeth with regard to a person’s bite. It also helps in improving the dental health of a person. Braces does fixes the gaps between two teeth. They are taken in consideration to cure the underbites, malocclusions, overbites, deep bites, cross bites and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw.

Braces can be indentified in two different forms one is cosmetic and the other is structural. Braces are used to actually shape the teeth and jaws of a person and it is also used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances.

Every person is very much cautious about their appearance and they do all the possible stuffs to fit in there somehow. Everyone is worried about their teeth portion as well because at the beginning of the day and also at the end of the day one always has a smile on their face and that smile carries a lot of oneself. Someone who is not comfortable with their teeth and jaws they are usually reluctant to smile. Thinking of how other people will react, not just about other people they themselves don’t like if they don’t have a pretty smile or the sort of appearance they wanted to have. All these things help themselves to find an orthodox and meet them to find out a way to adjust these things on them without having any replications

How does it work?

As brace is a device which helps in adjusting the teeth and the jaw portion, which we got to know earlier, at the same time it does goes through a long process. A brace after applying them actually moves the teeth and as a result it maintains a force and pressure on the teeth.

There are four basic elements which are used ; brackets, bonding material, arch wire and ligature elastic. The arch wire helps moving the teeth which build ups a pressure on the brackets and teeth as well. For giving the teeth a proper direction rubber bands and springs are used.


For letting the teeth move in a desired position braces inhibits constant pressure. The process includes loosen of tooth after which new bones grows in to support the tooth in its new position. This whole process is called bone remodeling. Bone remodeling is a biomechanical process responsible for making bones stronger and sustainable.

Osteoclasts and osteoblasts are the cells out of which bones are made. Resorption happens and two kind of resorptions are possible one is direct resorption and the other is indirect resorption.

Direct resorption starts from the lining cells of the alveolar bone and indirect resorption starts when the periodontal ligaments has been subjected to an excessive amount and duration of compressive stress.

Tooth disposition is one of the common case. It happens in the distracted periodontal ligament. If disposition doesn’t place than tooth will lose and voids will appear distal to the direction of tooth movement..

Orthodontic Treatment: 7 Types of Braces

types of braces in orthodontic treatment

Traditional metal wired

This brace is the most common type of brace which maximum of the patients use and the doctor also recommends this type of brace which is stainless and are used with a combination with titanium. Metal brace are the most common type of braces which are usually used by the patients who have gaps between their teeth.


These brace have a metal bracket with elastic ties which helps in holding the wire onto the metal brackets. The second most common type of brace are self ligating braces that doesn’t have elastic ties on them. This type of braces cause less pain and are very strong and needs fewer adjustments to do.

Gold plated stainless steel

braces are often employed for patients allergic to nickel, but may also be chosen because some people simply prefer the look of gold over the traditional silver coloured brace.


As we came across earlier also that braces are of two types mainly cosmetic and structural. This is one of the cosmetic alternative in which custom made braces are bonded to the back of the teeth making them externally invisible.


Titanium braces are strong but at the same time they are light and easy to carry. People who are generally allergic to nickel chooses titanium braces, but they are more expensive than stainless steel braces.

Customized orthodontic treatment systems

This treatment includes 3d technology and imaging combination, treatment planning software and a robot to custom bend the wire. This method usually takes less time to recover the gaps and makes the teeth look healthy, the results are effective as well as efficient.

Progressive, clear removable aligners

This type of brace usually helps to move the teeth and give them a fine position. It helps in placement of the teeth and keep the teeth look proper and perfect in their reliable place.


Aligners are generally not used for complex orthodontic cases, such as jaw surgery, expansion etc.


This is a removable brace that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. Its helps in gently moving the teeth from one place to another and it is equally effective and also does a great job to one’s teeth. It will be custom made and each one will help moving your teeth little by little.

All these are the most common types of brace used by doctors. These are effective, take less time and the results are efficient as well.