Types of Braces
Different Treatments, One Result: A Gorgeous Smile!
When it comes to achieving the smile of your dreams, there is more than one way to do it. That is why we offer Invisalign, traditional braces, and more. Read below to learn more about the various paths you can take to a straighter, healthier smile.
Metal braces are the most commonly used type of brace when it comes to correcting tooth alignment. The technology used in making metal braces has come a long way and they are more comfortable and affordable than ever before. Metal braces are made of stainless steel and straighten your teeth using a combination of brackets and arch wires.
Clear braces offer the effectiveness of metal braces with the benefit of being less visible. This is a great option for patients that are concerned with the cosmetic look of metal braces. Clear brackets are less visible while maintaining the effectiveness of metal braces. There are some downsides to ceramic braces, though. Patients need to be more careful and selective in the foods they eat because the ceramic is more brittle than their steel counterparts. Clear Braces tend to be used more frequently on upper teeth rather than the lower teeth. They work well in most cases and are a great choice for patients worried about how their braces will look.
The P21 Braces facilitates healthy tooth movement with complete control. Tie-less braces help reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth and require fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace. The P21 bracket is the first and only self-ligating system that provides 3D control earlier and throughout treatment. The revolutionary square wire finishes using 30-40% lighter force with greater control, comfort and sliding mechanics.
Invisalign is a set of removable, comfortable, and invisible aligners used to straighten your teeth. Because they are completely transparent, nobody can tell you are wearing them. A major benefit of Invisalign is that they are removable, allowing you to eat and drink whatever you want while in treatment. Brushing and flossing are also much easier. Because the aligners are not made of metal, they are also more comfortable and gentle on the mouth. Aligners are typically worn for 20-22 hours per day.
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