Dr. Kendra Remington is your orthodontic specialist, offering orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults.
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Being made of high-grade stainless steel means that they can be made smaller and therefore, less noticeable than ever as well. Metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets which attach directly to the teeth and archwires which attach to the brackets. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) which are changed at each visit for a more unique and colorful smile. We love watching our patients get creative with their colors. Sometimes they are placed in an alternating pattern, sometimes one color is on top and another is on bottom, team colors, holiday colors, same colors as 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 metal 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
ClearCorrect uses a series of clear, custom-made, removable, and comfortable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a a time, so that over the course of treatment, you will wear a series of aligners that 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! Each set of aligners has been custom made, meaning that they will fit you perfectly making them more comfortable than traditional braces. Finally, the fact that they’re removable, means that you can eat whatever you like and clean your teeth as you normally would.