Types of Braces

Traditional Metal Braces

metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are smaller and more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and high-tech archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastic ties for a more unique and colorful smile.

 

Self-Ligating Braces

self-ligating braces

Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastic ties, and therefore are not normally used with colored ties. Self-ligating braces come in traditional metal or clear. They use a specialized gate in place of elastic ties to hold the archwire in place.  

 

Clear (Ceramic) Braces

clear braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces.

 

Aligners

invisalign

Aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable plastic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are easier. Aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.

 
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