Modern Metal Braces
Metal braces are still the most common way to correct bad bites, however they have come a long way over the past few decades. Metal braces are now smaller and more efficient than ever before leading to a higher level of comfort and quicker treatment time. Not to mention less noticeable!
Ceramic Braces - (Clear)
Ceramic braces offer a more aesthetic appeal in comparison to conventional metal braces due to their translucent appearance (clear). These braces are made from a hard ceramic material and won’t stain or discolor! Ceramic braces perform just as well as metal braces, which is why many of our patients are choosing this new clear option.
Clear Aligner Therapy
Clear aligners are the completely clear way to straighten your teeth! A series of clear aligner trays will be specifically created to fit your orthodontic needs. Aligners can be removed so you will have virtually no food restrictions, and most importantly, will be able to maintain good oral hygiene. Clear aligners are only available for patients with certain orthodontic bite problems, and only an orthodontist can properly determine if this system is right for you.
Having braces doesn't mean you have to have a "Metal Mouth”. Our office also uses INCOGNITO -lingual braces, which attach to the tongue side (backside) of your teeth. Lingual braces are custom-fit for your teeth and treatment plan, and each bracket is manufactured for each individual patient. These appliances are well-suited for adults, who may worry about the aesthetic nature of regular metal braces.
The Self-Ligating braces are new generation of braces, are designed to improve the speed & efficacy of orthodontic tooth movement.
What is the difference between the regular braces and the Self-Ligating braces?
The self-ligation technique uses a lighter wire which also leads to less friction – which means a higher level of comfort for you! Self-ligating braces have faster treatment times because the wire is allowed to move within the bracket! Another added benefit is empower braces allow for patients to maintain good oral hygiene more easily, as the brackets are smaller and easier to keep clean.
Benefits of opting for Self Ligating braces include :
More comfortable for the patients.
Lesser Chair Time.
Easier for the patient to clean and maintain.
Lesser treatment time.
Lesser visit appointments.
Different Types of Self Ligating Braces are:
Metal Self Ligating Braces - SmartClip Braces – 3M
SmartClip braces is a unique braces system that uses the self-ligation technology. This creates a more comfortable experience for the patient and also reduces visits to the orthodontist since you will need fewer adjustments.
Metal Self Ligating Braces - Empower Braces – American Orthodontics
Empower is unique in that it is the first self-ligating brace system to offer both active and passive archwire clips, allowing your orthodontist unprecedented precision control, and the fastest possible treatment time.
Ceramic Self Ligating Braces - Clarity SL Braces- 3M
Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating Braces provide all of the benefits of self-ligating braces with the added advantage of translucent ceramic. Clarity SL braces blend in with your teeth and provide a smooth, comfortable and extremely durable fit.