Types of Braces

Traditional Metal Braces

Metal Braces

This is the most well-known style of braces, and to date, the most frequently used. Modern versions are made from high-grade stainless steel and move teeth into place with brackets, archwires, and elastics. These are the most visible braces, but you can have fun with them by using special brackets and colored elastics.

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating Braces

These braces are quite similar to traditional metal braces, with the key difference being they do not require elastics. This makes them less visible and more comfortable. They are also more effective than traditional braces, completing treatment faster and often delivering better results.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are self-ligating braces that use ceramic for the brackets rather than metal alone. This makes them less visible, as the ceramic is designed to blend in with the teeth. They are delicate, so they can only be used on specific teeth and with patients who can care for them properly.

Invisalign

Invisalign

Invisalign is a completely invisible braces alternative, using aligners rather than braces to correct tooth position. They are removable, which makes treatment more convenient. However, it also leaves more room for user error, so this system is only used on older patients.

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