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Types of Braces

types of braces

Self-Ligating Braces

pic of self ligating bracesThese modern braces are much smaller, more comfortable and more attractive than the previous versions. They provide more strength, durability, and are easier to keep clean. This is the primary choice of most patients.

Clear Braces

picture of clear bracesClear braces are made from a translucent, ceramic material that many adults select for their cosmetic appeal. When paired with tooth-colored wires, these orthodontic appliances are very esthetic and nearly unnoticeable. Although they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene care since ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than the metal ones.

Lingual Braces

Example of lingual bracesLingual braces (IncognitoTM) are the most esthetic option available for those that want a truly invisible orthodontic treatment. They are custom made for each of our patients and are bonded behind the teeth. They work similar to the more traditional braces but nobody can tell that you have them on!

Invisalign Aligners

Example of Invisalign bracesInvisalignTM aligners are series of clear aligners that are custom-made for your teeth. Aligner trays are made out of smooth plastic that is comfortable and nearly invisible. These aligners are meant to be worn throughout day and night as they gently shift teeth into desired positions.

Interested in what would work best for you? Please contact us for more information on your choice for braces!