Traditional metal braces are the most common orthodontic treatment used to straighten teeth. These braces consist of brackets and wires that are made of high-quality stainless steel. The wires apply a small, constant force that progressively moves the teeth into the correct position. Because the metal braces in use today are much smaller, flatter, and more comfortable than in the past, they are a very popular option for orthodontic patients. These braces are popular amongst kids and teens as they also provide the option of adding various colours throughout treatment.
Ceramic (Clear) Braces
Ceramic braces are made of clear ceramic material, making them less noticeable than traditional metal braces. As a result, ceramic braces provide an aesthetically pleasing alternative and are especially popular with teenagers and adult patients who may have heightened concerns about their appearance during treatment. Ceramic braces also use an archwire and work in a similar way to traditional metal braces.
Invisalign is a virtually invisible alternative to traditional braces and have become a popular alternative for patients wanting a more cosmetic appliance during treatment. The Invisalign system uses a custom-designed series of clear, removable plastic aligners that gradually guide your teeth into correct position.
Invisalign teen offers a similarly powerful combination of aesthetics, flexibility, and comfort but is specifically designed for young adults. The aligners are virtually invisible, can be removed for important events and social interactions, and provide the flexibility to eat and drink whatever you want during treatment since they can be temporarily removed.