Braces

Types of Braces Overview

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Types of Braces Overview
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Braces use constant, gentle pressure, applied to your teeth over time, to move them into proper position. Your braces are at work every moment of your orthodontic treatment. While braces are available in a variety of styles, including metal, plastic and ceramic, they all have the same goal: To correctly align your teeth and jaws for enhanced aesthetic appeal and for better oral health.

TYPES OF BRACES

Metal Braces

Metal braces are popular with children and teens, and are smaller and more comfortable than ever before. Traditional metal braces feature two main components: the brackets that are placed on each tooth and the arch wire that is threaded through them. 

CLEAR BRACES

Unlike metal brackets for braces, each Radiance bracket is a jewel, made with clear, crystal grown sapphire and hardened by a heat process that makes it as sturdy as it is attractive. These braces are also beneficial to patients who have allergies to certain metals, and they are typically more comfortable for patients.

ClearCorrect™

ClearCorrect™ invisible braces is the clear, simple way to straighten your teeth without using traditional metal braces. The ClearCorrect aligners are custom-made with computer precision, are removable and are clear, meaning you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.

No matter which type of braces you choose, brushing and flossing if essential to your overall treatment.  Orthodontic treatment is an ongoing process, and most of it happens outside of our office.  It is  important to keep all of your appointments, this will aid in monitoring your progress. 

If a problem occurs or you have any questions during your treatment, do not hesitate to call our office. We will be happy to assist you.

If you are interested in enhancing your smile, call us to find out about the many orthodontic options that we offer!