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Types of Braces

 

 

 

 

Smart Clip self-ligating brackets

An important factor in your orthodontic treatment is how your teeth will be moved. You may not be aware of modern advances in orthodontics, but the fastest, lightest way to move teeth is with self-ligating brackets. Self-ligating brackets are the cutting edge for braces today. They have clips to hold the wire, and have NO moving parts to open/ close that bind and add friction. Self-Ligation ensures that your treatment will be improved in many ways over traditional braces. Our office is proud to use SMART CLIP self-ligating brackets. Self-Ligation ensures that your treatment will be improved in many ways over traditional braces. You’ll experience greater comfort, shorter time in treatment, faster appointments, and the brackets are smaller and much easier to keep clean. Your teeth will move with lighter forces that improve cell stimulation and provide more efficient tooth movement

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Invisalign®

The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.