TYPES OF BRACES
Thanks to today’s technology, patients now have more options when it comes to wearing braces. While regular metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are becoming increasingly popular along with removable appliances that can be used for mild cases of misaligned teeth.
Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive. Metal braces are still the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. These brackets will require elastic ties (with choice of colors).
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. These braces will not stain or discolor. With the same performance as metal braces, many patients are now choosing the clear option. The only drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile.
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.