Metal braces have become much smaller since the earlier days of orthodontics. The micro-arch braces facilitate hygiene and minimize patient discomfort from irritation. The “space-age” nickel titanium wires placed in the braces are super-elastic and allow for easier alignment of crowded teeth with less discomfort.
For those patients who like to fashionably show off their braces, we offer a full color selection at no additional cost. Colors range from the traditional spectrum to pastel, jelly and even glow-in-the–dark. You can choose colors to show your school spirit or support your favorite sports team, to celebrate an upcoming holiday, or just pick any artistic creation of your choice to show off your beautiful smile. Furthermore, your colors can be changed at every adjustment visit (5-8 weeks), so you’re not stuck wearing the same color for the entire treatment.
Clear Braces (Ceramic)
For those patients who prefer their braces to be less conspicuous, we offer ceramic braces. The ceramic braces are made of a glass type material and do not stain like the plastic braces of past years. Most patients can be treated just as well with the ceramic braces as they can with the metal braces. However, because of their composition, placing clear braces on the lower teeth can wear the enamel of the upper teeth when biting. For this reason, we usually place ceramic braces on the upper front teeth only.
Clear appliances like Invisalign® use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. You can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are more easily accomplished than with braces. The aligners have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Though many patients have been thrilled with their aligner results, not all bite types can be corrected with this form of treatment. A FREE initial consultation with one of our doctors will determine if you are a candidate for clear aligner treatment.
Invisible Braces (Incognito Lingual Braces)
The invisible alternative for patients who don’t want to wear conventional braces and clear aligners by Invisalign/Clear Correct are not an option. Placed behind your teeth, no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and to your dental situation. Incognito has the unique prescription that we create for you built-in to ensure you get the results that you want. With Incognito, you get efficient, effective tooth movement and great aesthetics.