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Gradually and gently shifting your teeth into place, these aligners will adjust your teeth based on the exact movements our experienced staff plans out for you. Invisalign® does not require the hassle or inconvenience of attaching metal brackets or tightening wires.

 

Every two weeks, you begin using a new set of aligners until your treatment is complete. With little interference in your daily life, you’ll achieve a great smile in no time. Nearly invisible, most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth until you have a perfect smile!

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Metal braces

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth.

They are a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth.

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Made from high-grade stainless steel, you’ll find traditional metal braces remain the most common type of fixed orthodontic appliances.

 

Consisting of metal bands that wrap around the molars in back, these braces have smaller metal brackets that are cemented to the front surfaces of the other teeth. An archwire may be fixed to the brackets by flexible elastics, metal ties, or other types of clasps.

Other types of braces:

Ceramic braces

A new variation on the traditional system, clear ceramic braces provide a far less noticeable method of treatment, but are just as effective as metal braces.

 

Additionally, they use the same components as traditional braces, except that the brackets on the front of the teeth are made of a ceramic material that blends in with the tooth's natural color. Several types of ceramic braces are currently available.

Lingual braces

While not the proper treatment for every orthodontic condition, lingual brace are a system that allows fixed braces to be truly invisible.

 

In some situations, special appliances called lingual braces can be placed on the tongue side of the teeth. They work the same way other metal braces do, and even though they're made of metal, they can't be seen because they're hidden behind the teeth themselves!

Wearing fixed appliances, or braces, will be a major part of treatment for most orthodontic patients. These braces will be the familiar silvery-metal type. Traditional metal braces aren’t the only game in town anymore - have a look at some of the options available in orthodontic appliances.

 

To distinguishing 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. Easily taken off as needed, removable appliances are typically worn some 22 hours per day.

Which type interests you?

In order of how noticeable they are, metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign® all offer straight teeth - discuss the balance of price and noticeability with our helpful staff. Once you've decided on a way forward, we'll begin your orthodontic treatment.

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