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.
Clear (Ceramic) Braces / 3M Clarity Flash Free brackets
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. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Clarity™ Advanced Ceramic Brackets deliver brilliant esthetics, predictable debonding with 3M’s proprietary Stress Concentrator, and enhanced patient comfort with state-of-the-art design features.
They are available pre-coated with APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive, the most efficient bonding system in Orthodontics. These advanced features enable you to offer an ultimate combination of esthetics and efficiency, helping to differentiate your practice.
Clear Aligners / Invisalign®
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. Learn more about Invisalign here