The most common type, traditional metal braces are smaller and more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique style.
Ceramic braces are a great option for patients who are considering braces but want to opt for something less noticeable than metal brackets.
Ceramic braces utilize tooth colored brackets and clear materials that blend in with your smile. They offer many of the same benefits of traditional braces and are a popular option for adults.
Self-ligating braces utilize (sliding-door) technology known as “self-ligation” that allow the wires to slide back and forth within the bracket. No elastic or steel ties are used with self-ligating brackets.
This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, self-ligating braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.
Lingual braces are small brackets placed on the back side of your teeth. Our office uses lingual Minor Tooth Movement (MTM) braces to effectively and discreetly treat minor misalignments.
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