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.
Clear (Ceramic) 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.
Damon-style braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, Damon-style braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Damon-style braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. They are the same size as metal braces, but use a specialized clip in place of elastics 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 elastics to replace.
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 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.
Rhodium-coated brackets are highly aesthetic due to their low reflective matte finish. Like traditional metal brackets, rhodium brackets are bonded onto the teeth and guide the teeth to their ideal positions by the end of treatment.
Take your orthodontic braces from mild to wild with WildSmiles! WildSmiles are specially designed brackets that come in a variety of fun shapes including stars, hearts, soccer balls, footballs, flowers, and Super-Diamonds®. They are popular with our younger patients and are designed to make your orthodontic experience fun! WildSmiles are a unique alternative to traditional braces.