BRACES CAN
CORRECT
CROOKED AND
CROWDED TEETH,
A MISALIGNED
BITE AND JAW
PROBLEMS YOU
MAY HAVE.

Braces also eliminate problems you may have with eating, speaking properly and oral hygiene. With modern day dental technology braces are now sleeker, smaller and more comfortable than ever to wear.

Traditionally braces consist of standard metal brackets that are placed on your teeth with an adhesive and each connected by a wire. They require periodic tightening so steady pressure can gradually straighten your teeth and align your jaw. While metal braces brackets are still the most common used, there are various other treatment options available. Continue reading to discover which type of orthodontic appliance best fits your lifestyle.

Kids

Teens

Adults

METAL BRACES

Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

CLEAR

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

50/50 BRACES

A combination of half clear brackets and half metal brackets is an aesthetic choice for many of our patients. In some cases, the orthodontist may place the tooth-colored “clear” braces on your top teeth, and metal brackets on your bottom teeth. Ask if this may be the correct option for you!

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