Types of Braces
Our office utilizes the most comfortable, efficient and technologically
advanced types of braces available. Because we offer the latest technology
in braces, more choices are available to our patients. Regular metal braces
are still the most widely used, yet other types such as clear braces and
Invisalign are gaining popularity. Please click on the buttons to find
out more about the types of braces we offer.
Metal braces are the most widely used type of braces. They are very strong
and can withstand most types of treatment. Unlike the metal braces of
the past, today’s metal braces are small, more comfortable and more
Ceramic braces or clear braces are made of composite material. They are
more often chosen by adult patients because they “blend in”
with your teeth. Common drawbacks with the clear braces have to do with
the ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the arch wire to the brackets.
These tend to stain between visits to your orthodontist.
Invisalign are “braces” that consist of strong plastic trays
that are fabricated especially for you. Invisalign is for adult patients
that have moderate orthodontic problems. Invisalign is truly invisible,
no one will know that you are wearing braces.