We’re happy to tell you that braces have come a long way over the past few decades. The days of unsightly headgear and unflattering retainers are long in the past. Today, patients enjoy various treatments that can barely be detected by anyone who doesn’t know they have braces.
We use state-of-the-art techniques to treat your orthodontic problems and help you achieve the confident smile you desire. You can choose from several options based on which one fits your lifestyle and meets your orthodontic needs. Our friendly staff can answer any questions you may have about these treatments.
You will feel confident and comfortable in these modern braces, all while working toward that perfect smile. We can discuss the benefits of each type when you visit our office for a free initial consultation. Each option can straighten teeth and address bite concerns with equal success.
Invisalign trays are clear plastic aligners that patients can remove from their mouths to eat and drink. They are invisible to others looking at your mouth, making them a popular option among teenagers and adults who prefer not to call attention to their orthodontic treatment.
Many patients praise Invisalign’s comfort level, and they enjoy being able to take them off to eat, which eliminates dietary restrictions. Patients replace the trays every week, so Invisalign stays clean. Advantages of Invisalign include:
- Fast results
- Low maintenance requirements
Metal braces remain the most popular type of braces. The metal brackets are smaller than they were in the past, and they are made from metal alloys that are more reliable and effective than older braces.
Many children love our multicolored rubber bands they can pick for their braces, turning their orthodontic device into a fun accessory. Parents like metal braces because they stay attached to the teeth, which may make them a preferable option for younger children who are not ready for the responsibility of taking out braces trays between meals. Advantages of metal braces include:
- A great solution for complicated cases
Like Invisalign, ceramic braces blend in with the teeth and are difficult to spot. Many adults and older teens prefer this less-noticeable option for orthodontic care. Made from clear sapphire crystal, ceramic braces are more fragile than metal braces, so patients must be gentle when caring for them. Advantages of using ceramic braces include:
- It’s very discrete
- They naturally blend with tooth color
- They are easy to remove after treatment