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Types of Braces We Provide

Traditional Metal Braces

metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are 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 ties for a more unique and colorful smile.


Self-Ligating Braces

self-ligating braces

Self-ligating braces, like In-Ovation, are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of colored ties, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal or clear ceramic brackets. They are the same size as metal braces, but use a specialized clip in place of colored ties to help the archwire guide teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth, and requires fewer adjustments because there are no colored ties to replace.


Clear (Ceramic) Braces

clear braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces are only placed on the upper teeth.


Clear Aligners 

invisalign

Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.