What are braces made of?
Braces, the kind which stay fixed on the teeth for the entire duration of the treatment, can be made of Steel, Nickel Free steel, Titanium, Gold, Plastic, Ceramic or a combination of these.
They are available in different sizes, shapes and colors as well.
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The braces which can be removed by the patient during the course of the treatment, (as per the Orthodontist's instructions), can be made of Essix, Plastic,etc.
Metal wires, in various configurations, can be a part of the appliance.
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