Types of Braces
At our practice, we offer a full range of options for patients who want to enjoy the benefits of a straight, healthy smile. Each of our types of braces comes with a personalized treatment plan that will help you achieve the results you’ve always wanted. Figuring out which kind of braces will best meet your needs can be a big decision, but our team is here for you, and will help you figure out the perfect braces type for your most stunning smile.
Traditional metal braces are made of high grade stainless steel. They are the least expensive, most widely used and feature small brackets that are bonded to each tooth. These brackets can be decorated with ligatures that come in several types of colors. Your color ties will be changed every time you come in to have your braces adjusted, which is typically every 6 to 8 weeks.
Ceramic braces are made of a translucent (clear) material. Due to their cosmetic appeal, they are more popular among teenagers and adults. They will correct and move the teeth in the same amount of time and in the same way as traditional metal braces, but are not as noticeable. The brackets themselves will not stain, but the ligature ties that go around the bracket can stain occasionally.
Invisalign® aligners are suitable for patients with mild orthodontic problems. Invisalign® is most popular among teenagers and adults because they are a great way to get straight teeth and a beautiful smile without braces. At your initial consultation, your dentist will determine if Invisalign® is right for you. Invisalign® uses a series of clear, invisible trays to gradually and effectively move teeth into the correct position. You will wear each set of aligners for 2 weeks at a time, and will be seen in our office every 8 weeks.
To find out more about our types of braces, call us at our office today.