• What Are Braces Made Of?

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  • Braces are made of

    You love your teeth because they allow you to eat and look great. But you might need braces due to some problems with them. There are many materials that orthodontists use to make braces, and we will talk a little bit about them here.

    Stainless Steel

    Stainless steel is truly amazing when it comes to corrosion resistance. This material will not readily corrode, stain, or rust with water. This material also requires low maintenance. You will also find out that stainless steel has a familiar, beautiful luster. This is an ideal material for orthodontics because of its many useful properties. This material can also be sterilized and steam-cleaned in no time. And you don’t have to paint stainless steel.

    Titanium

    Titanium is a high-strength metal with low density. It also has a beautiful, silver color. The ratio of strength to density in this material is just the highest of any mineral out there, which makes titanium a truly useful item. This material is not rejected by your body, and it is also non-toxic. This allows titanium to exude a lot of uses in the medical field these days. If a dental implant is made of titanium, it might last up to 30 years. Yes, this material is here to stay for a long, long time.

    Polypropylene

    Polypropylene is a commonly produced synthetic plastic. This material has also been used in pelvic repair and hernia operation for many years. The goal is protection a body for additional operations that might develop over time. Remember also that polypropylene is resistant to fatigue. Polypropylene has also been used to manufacture a wide array of piping systems out there. Polypropylene is also resistant to chemical leaching and corrosion. This material is very resistant to any form of physical damage including freezing and impact. You don’t have to glue polypropylene because you can use heat fusion instead.

    Ceramic

    Ceramic has a lot of attributes including electrical conductivity, toughness, and hardness. Ceramic also has a high melting temperature, low ductility, and chemical resistance. Because of it;’s resilience and durability, ceramic is often also used for dental implants. Ceramics are great because they can bond quickly with a strong hold.

    Braces are here to stay for a long time, and they can be great for you. If you’d like to learn more about the materials we can use during your orthodontic treatment, give us a call at  (360) 883-3800.