The metal brackets and wires that most people would remember when they hear the word "braces." However, modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than those notorious "metal-mouth" braces that many adults remember. Today’s metal braces are much smaller, flatter, and more comfortable than in the past. Metal braces are made of high quality stainless steel or titanium. Once placed on your teeth, braces place constant pressure on your teeth, and the force of the pressure helps move teeth into proper position.
The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.
Invisalign® Teen is the ideal solution for teenagers wanting to perfect their smile with confidence. This system uses a series of clear removable aligners with a blue dot wear indicator crafted into them so your teen knows how often to change them. Patients can still eat and drink what they want and brush and floss normally. This revolutionary system is designed specifically for teenagers and their busy lifestyles.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.