TYPES OF BRACES
Advanced technology and modern equipment makes getting braces as unique as ever. With so many choices and types of braces to choose from, it’s easy to weigh your options to find the one that’s best for your smile.
Conventional braces work well for all ages and orthodontic needs. The affordable treatment is effective for even the most complex of tooth misalignment conditions.
Hidden braces are like traditional orthodontics that are bonded to the back of your teeth. They work well for a variety of conditions, yet are invisible to everyone around you.
Instead of using rubber bands to hold an orthodontic archwire to your brackets, self-ligating braces use a trap-door system where the wire can “glide” in place. This reduces tension and improves your comfort
Tooth-Colored or Ceramic Braces
Perhaps you need moderate to severe tooth movement but don’t want to go with conventional braces. Ceramic and tooth colored braces use small brackets that blend in with the color of your teeth. In some cases, low-profile or white archwires are also available.
Clear Removable Aligners
Brands like Invisalign and ClearCorrect have revolutionized the way adults and teens can experience orthodontic treatment. These removable aligners are convenient to wear and easy to care for. They offer the most flexibility when it comes to enjoying your favorite foods.
Some people simply want to improve their appearance by straightening the teeth that are visible. That is, the ones at the front of your mouth. Minor tooth movement and “fast” braces is cosmetic in nature, but does not affect your comprehensive bite needs as a whole.
Phase I/Interceptive Braces
These early braces are used on younger children, to correct and modify the positions of the teeth and jaws. Taking this step at an early age helps us to reduce the complexity of treatment when your child is older. It can also allow us to avoid the need for surgical corrections years down the road.
Phase II Orthodontics
After a child has undergone Phase I braces, we will wait a few years for their mouth to finish developing. Once all the permanent teeth are in, we use a secondary phase of treatment to fine tune your child’s bite.
Which One Is Right For You?
There’s a good chance that you may have two or three different types of braces that you want to consider. During your consultation, our orthodontist will discuss the benefits and advantages of each type. You’ll have all of the information necessary to make an educated choice about the future of your oral health.
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