We all know how braces have always been a useful way to straighten teeth at in a comfortable manner. As far as speed braces are concerned the term itself is self explanatory. Well, yes they speed up the process due to their make which includes attachment to a wireless an elastic tie allowing teeth to move at speed and with less friction.
Also known as self litigating brackets they are primarily available in two different types –
Active – These come with a thicker wire for putting more pressure on the teeth
Passive – These come with a smaller archwire and are used in the starting phase of treatment.
There are various different brands across the world that manufacture these brackets and some of the international names include in-ovation and Damon to name a few.
As per reports if the depending upon the type of malocclusion addressed, these braces have the ability to reduce the treatment life span by up to six months as compared to the conventional braces.
The material used in the speed braces is same as that of the conventional ones but with 1/3rd the size of the traditional brackets. Due to the smaller size the speed brackets are more convenient to use because cleaning and maintenance becomes easier thus aiding oral hygiene. Even aesthetically they look better than the conventional ones.
Moreover, speed braces fit on your teeth properly making you feel comfortable and ensure that the movement is smooth and without more of friction. The best part it like the conventional ones cannot maintain force levels properly and have to be replaced within a few weeks duration, speed braces can be used for longer periods because of their ability to maintain forces.
*Sourced from Internet
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