Metal braces are all the rage… said no one ever! While this peculiar fashion trend of wearing fake braces has been going on for a while in Asia, braces will always remind you of that awkward stage in your life when you can’t even talk for five seconds without people constantly looking at your mouth. So, for you girls out there who would rather be caught dead than with regular, metal braces, here is some good news: braces now come with cool and funky designs!
Which Types of Braces are best for customization?
Not all braces can have these weird and wonderful designs, but here are some of the types of braces that can be customized:
- Metal braces
Metal braces are the most popular yet the most dreaded type of braces. Yes, they treat dental problems and yes, they treat them fast. But they have always been associated with awkwardness and it’s the last thing you need right now, or ever. It’s a good thing then that metal braces now come with beautiful colors and designs and are easily customizable to your liking. These brace are also the most common type girls are choosing to have customized these days.
- Ceramic braces
These are very popular too. Though they work like regular braces, they are more popular because they don’t look too bulky. The brackets are clear, so only the metal wire will be easily visible. Fashion-conscious teenagers can also have colored braces by using colored ties to hold the wires into place. Ceramic braces were made to be clear, so putting on colored ties may ruin the braces’ purpose. Anyway, these braces are more fragile than the metal ones. So if you’re planning to have colored ceramic braces, it might be better to go with colored metal braces instead.
- Invisible braces
These are clear, removable braces that had taken the world by storm. All those years you’ve put up with bulky braces, and now you can throw them out. Of course, invisible braces obviously can’t have cool designs, but they are very popular choices for those who aren’t comfortable with the traditional braces.
Some Cool Braces Designs
These are probably the most popular among all braces designs. The many different colors to choose from and the fact that they can be changed during every dental visit make them an all-time favorite.
Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day and the 4th of July are some of the funky themes and color schemes that can be used. Some get colored metal wires too. These are applicable to both metal and ceramic braces.
The bulky brackets are primarily the reason why many girls can’t even consider wearing braces. But with funky designs such as these ones, you can finally say goodbye to those boring braces of the past! These designed brackets will replace those used on metal braces.
Put on top of ceramic braces, this was made by pasting the design on the enamel with a bonding agent. We’re not quite sure if they’re in any way helpful or if there is even a dental problem to be solved here, but it sure is a trendsetter in the world of dental braces.
You can wear these stylish retainers once you finish the treatment with the braces. Retainers are used after the braces to hold teeth in their positions. Not wearing them long enough can cause more problems than you’ve started with. While retainers are normally made with pink acrylic, many dentists now offer these cool retainer designs and more that will make you want to wear them forever.
There are actually many girls now who seem perfectly comfortable wearing braces. Heck, even models and celebrities wear them now. Some have taken it to the next level and consider braces a fashion trend. Others are just thankful that there’s now a way to wear braces without getting too embarrassed.