All About Dental Liners and Braces

There are several different types of dental liners available for use in your dental office. They are generally used for two primary purposes in dental offices. They act as a temporary barrier between the dental braces and the patient’s teeth and gums. They also help to protect the dental braces from wear and tear and prevent dental plaque build up between dental braces and the teeth. Dental liners are generally made out of plastic or ceramic materials that offer good protection to the dental braces and help to keep the dental braces clean and well maintained.

Types of Dental Liners

The first type of dental liners for dentures that we will discuss is dental liners and bases. These are generally used in dental offices where patients do not have complete teeth support. For instance, dental braces that may be necessary for patients with severe orthodontic issues may not be able to be worn in dental offices that do not have full mouth dental support. When using dental liners or bases, you will want to consider using a hygienic liner. You also want to make sure that your dental liners and bases are very smooth. Dental liners and bases that are rough in texture can allow dental plaque to build up between dental braces and the tooth or between the dental braces and the gums.

The second type of dental liners for dentures is dental veneers. These are used in dental offices where dental braces or other forms of dental treatment may not be possible. When using dental veneers the dental liners or bases mustn’t have any rough edges. If there are rough edges on the dental veneer, this can irritate dental tissue and increase the risk of dental plaque buildup.


Some liners are designed to be used in dental crowns. These liners are placed over the tooth and attached to the dental cavity liners. The dental liners and bases are bonding together to create the crown. The bond between the dental liners and bases will provide a smooth surface for placing dental crowns over the tooth.

When considering dental liners or dental braces systems the dental braces system that is being considered must include an archwire. Archwires are placed under the dental braces system. The purpose of the archwire is to help support the braces. The wire will help to keep the dental braces system in place during long hours of movement. This wire should be a soft plastic and will bend under extreme temperature and consistent use.

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The soft plastic that the archwire is made out of will become more malleable over time. This malleability allows the dental liners and braces to be easily applied to the teeth. The dental liners will be applied to both sides of the teeth and in between the dental braces system. Some dental braces systems will have several different levels of application of dental liners. Depending on what needs to be protected, the dental liner will be changed out.

Choosing Dental Liners

It is important that anyone choosing dental liners or dental braces that they select a dental supplier that is experienced and reputable. Once the dental liners and braces have been selected the dental supplier will need to do their testing to ensure that the dental liners and braces will be able to handle the amount of movement that the dental system will experience. The testing process will include everything from pulling on the dental liner to putting pressure on the dental liners. Once the testing is complete the dental supplier will then place the dental liners and braces into the dental system.

As you can see many things go into the dental braces system. Once the dental braces system has been tested and is ready to go the dental company will take an impression of your mouth. This will be used by the dental installer to create the dental liner. After the dental liners and braces have been created the dental installer will install them in your mouth. It will be important to talk with the dental installer when choosing the dental braces system. They will be able to offer advice on which products would work best for your teeth and mouth.