How to choose the right braces for you

Mar 24, 2022

Most people are not born with a perfectly aligned smile. In fact, many people are self-conscious about how they look as they speak and smile. There is a solution: Manotick Dental Braces. There are several different types, and generally, you will be able to find the best to fit your situation.

Main reasons you want to know the different types of Manotick braces:

  • I would prefer no one to know I am wearing braces
  • I have a limited budget
  • I would like to look as good as possible as quickly as possible
  • My mouth will take a lot of work

When you have established your priorities, you can work with your Manotick dentist to find the best choice in dental braces for you.

Types of dental braces.

Traditional metal

This is not what you see in classic movies. Today metal braces are made from high-grade stainless steel. Elastic O rings attach a thin archwire to the brackets. Your dentist will make appropriate adjustments to move your teeth into the correct position. These are a good choice if you have a complicated jaw issue or severely crooked teeth. It will be the most noticeable of the options. It is also the least expensive.


This is another option where the brackets are made from a transparent material. They are less visible but will still show up. The elastics can become discoloured or stained. They are more easily broken. The correction will take a shorter amount of time than the invisible braces. They are more expensive than metal but less expensive than clear.


If you are very concerned about your appearance, this is a good option. There are some restrictive hygiene routines and beverage consumption. There are usually some options that will speed up the process. They will not be available if you have severe orthodontic issues. They are also not recommended for anyone younger than teens.

With all of the preliminaries out of the way, you can go about finding the best dentist for your needs. Some criteria you might want to consider are whether they work with the type of dental braces you want and the brands they work with. Ask about their technology. Find out if they are involved in continuing education about braces and advances being made. One of the most critical issues is that you are comfortable with them and their staff.

Schedule an appointment with our dentist!

Manotick Main Dental has a team of dentists specialized in braces that will help you decide which option is the best for you. We use the latest technology and are always up to date with the latest dental braces advances. We also offer a variety of braces options so that you can find the perfect one for your needs. You will be comfortable with our dentist and staff, we guarantee it!