Generally the most economical option, traditional metal braces may also be required for those needing extensive realignment. We will advise you whether metal orthodontic braces are necessary for your treatment.
Ceramic “Tooth Colored” Braces
Ceramic brackets are translucent, so they blend in with your natural tooth color. This means that, unlike traditional stainless metal braces, ceramic braces won’t make your smile look “metallic.” In addition, ceramic braces are designed so that they won’t stain or discolor over long periods of time. We can let you know if yu are a candidate for ceramic braces.
Some dental offices offer clear braces. The brackets are made of pure monocrystalline sapphire, which makes the clear braces practically see-through-except for the arch wire.
One modern advancement in the practice of orthodontics is the Damon bracket. It was invented by a dentist named Damon Dwight. The Damon bracket uses a “sliding-door” technology called “self-ligation.” It allows the wire to slide back and forth inside the bracket. This innovation causes less friction and is more comfortable for the patient. Also, Damon brackets reduce the orthodontic treatment time and number adjustments.
New orthodontic treatment that gradually straightens teeth through the use of custom-fitted plastic aligners. These aligners are worn 24 hours a day except for when eating and drinking. Because they are “invisible” in the mouth, invisalign® aligners have become the most popular orthodontic treatment option for adults with crooked teeth or misaligned bites.