Types of Braces
Did you know that there is more than one type of braces? Yes, it is true! And this means it is easy to get orthodontic care that perfectly meets your needs. Here are the types of braces we offer.
Traditional Metal Braces
These are the most common type of braces and the ones we tend to think of when talking about orthodontic treatment. They have greatly improved over the years and are now lighter, more comfortable, and less visible than ever before. You can also personalize them with special brackets and colored bands.
These braces are similar to traditional metal braces, except they do not require elastic ties. The brackets have a special mechanism that holds the archwire in place, which results in a smaller profile, reduced visibility, and more precise treatment.
These braces feature brackets made from clear or tooth-colored materials. This makes them more aesthetic. However, these brackets can discolor and are more easily damaged than metal ones, so patients need to weigh the pros and cons when deciding on these.
If you want the most discreet treatment possible, clear aligners are a choice you should consider. In addition to being invisible, they are also removable. This means eating, brushing, and flossing are easy. And since you change them yourself, you come into the office less often.
Lingual braces are those where the brackets are fixed to the backs of the teeth. This keeps them out of sight while offering highly effective treatment. These braces must be custom made for each patients, and as a result, they are more expensive. However, for those who want discreet and effective treatment, they are often worth the investment.