We offer traditional and clear orthodontic braces to help solve issues related to having a crooked smile. Having straight teeth is important to not only have a beautiful smile, but also having teeth that function optimally.
For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for choosing to receive orthodontic care. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, orthodontic treatment will greatly improve the way you look and feel.
When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you’ve always dreamed of as well as the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, so our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose from brackets that are clear or metallic, and in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
Types of Braces
1. Traditional 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 by using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
2. Ceramic braces
These braces are made of tooth coloured materials like ceramic and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, clear braces are a good option for older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. They are visually less prominent, and provide excellent results just like their metal counterparts!
3. Clear Aligners & Invisalign
Clear aligners are a set of invisible, removable, and very comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces do. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are also removable; so, you can eat and drink what you want for the duration of the treatment. Also brushing and flossing less of a hassle when wearing aligners. They have no metal unlike traditional metal braces which may cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Our dental office offers both Invisalign (for adults) and Invisalign Teen.