Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Metal braces straighten your teeth using stainless steel brackets which attach directly to the teeth and archwires which attach to the brackets. Small elastics hold the archwires in place.
If desired, colored elastics allow each patient to design a more unique and colorful smile during treatment. They can be placed in patterns, chosen for team colors, holiday colors, or to match your BFF, and when crazy color day (when anything goes) comes around, that’s when things really get interesting! Rainbows anyone?
Self Ligating Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces are made from a translucent ceramic material which helps them “disappear” onto the surface of the teeth. Ceramic braces straighten your teeth using ceramic brackets which attach directly to the teeth and archwires which attach to the brackets.
With other ceramic brackets, clear elastics are required to hold the archwires in place. These can stain over time resulting in an unsightly appearance. The self ligating brackets that we use do not require any elastics. They are made specially so that the archwires clip directly into the brackets. This gives them a very clean appearance in the mouth.
Invisible (Clear) Orthodontic Appliances
3M Clarity Aligners
3M Clarity Aligners use a series of clear, custom-made, removable, and comfortable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them. Each aligner moves your teeth in small increments. Over the course of treatment, the set of aligners will take your teeth from start to finish. And because they are practically invisible, most people won’t even know that you’re in treatment!
The best things about aligners? They are nearly invisible and removable, so you don’t have to change what you eat or how you care for your teeth!
With these options to choose from, we look forward to helping you select the one that will give you your best smile!