Types of Braces

For the vast majority of orthodontic patients, wearing fixed appliances (commonly called braces) will be a major part of treatment—and those braces, for the most part, will be the familiar silvery-metal type. But while they're still quite popular, traditional-looking metal braces are no longer the only game in town! Let's have a look at some of the options available in orthodontic appliances.

First, we should distinguish between fixed and removable appliances. Fixed appliances like braces are attached to the teeth by metal bands or special cement. They aren't normally taken off until treatment is complete. Removable appliances, such as clear aligners, are typically worn some 22 hours per day, but may be easily taken off as needed. While clear aligners can be effective in treating mild to moderate orthodontic problems, fixed appliances are generally needed for more comprehensive treatment.

Metal Braces

Crooked teeth do more than just impact the quality of your smile. They significantly impact your oral health, leaving you more vulnerable to cavities, gum disease, and tooth damage.
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Clear Braces

Your teeth perform many important tasks. When they are crooked, all of these roles are impacted. One of the biggest issues caused by crooked teeth is the impact it has on your smile.
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Lingual Braces

Orthodontic treatment can improve the smile of so many of our patients, yet many of them are resistant to the idea of getting braces because they are concerned about the appearance of a mouthful of metal wires and brackets.
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INVISALIGN®/ SureSmile Clear Aligners

When you think about dental braces, does your mind automatically go to the conventional braces that fill your mouth with a network of metal wires and brackets?
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Clear Aligners for Teens

For teens, how they look is important. They put much thought into what they wear and how they style their hair when they go to school or go out with their friends.
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Traditional Metal Braces for Adults

Braces are a common orthodontic treatment used to correct the alignment of crooked teeth. This particular treatment is commonly associated with young adolescents, typically between the ages of 11 and 13.
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Clear Aligners for Adults

Your smile is very important. It is the first impression you make, and can significantly impact how people see you. When you have crooked teeth, the quality of your smile is greatly affected.
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Space Maintainers

Your little one has the most beautiful smile in the entire world, and as a parent, you want to do everything you can to help that adorable smile grow into a healthy one, as well.
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Other Orthodontic Appliances

When most people think of orthodontic treatment, they tend to think of traditional braces. Some may also think of the more recently popular clear aligners, an alternative to traditional braces that uses clear plastic aligners, rather than brackets and wires, to correct the alignment of the teeth.
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