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There are various types of braces available to choose from. Read below to find out the various types available today, but make sure to talk to one of our orthodontic professionals to find out which braces are the right fit for you. Call or make an appointment today for a free consultation.
The type of braces you get depend on a number of factors:
- The severity of your condition
- The recommendation from your orthodontist
- How much you are willing to spend
- How long you will need braces
- Your own personal preference
Ceramic braces are made of very strong materials and are similar to metal braces. The brackets are tooth colored and are nearly as strong as metal and can be used to treat nearly all of the same cases. Ceramic braces is a solution for adults who are looking for their braces to blend in with the teeth and aren’t as evident as metal braces. Patients also report less irritation of the gums when compared to metal braces.
Invisalign is another treatment option for people who seek unobtrusive orthodontic treatment. Instead of brackets bonded to the tooth, dental treatment is mapped out through a series of plastic dental trays designed to move the teeth in incremental movements over weeks. The clear, plastic trays are virtually invisible and are difficult to detect. With Invisalign, there is no irritation to the gums and they can be removed for aesthetic reasons over small periods of time.
Invisalign is a solution for patients who are not in need of severe orthodontic treatment, but it is not a solution for everyone. In some cases, patients may require additional treatment if they have more dental malocclusions. Please schedule a consultation today if you want to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign.
Metal braces are made of metal brackets with an elastic rubber band called a ligature to hold the wire onto the bracket. These types of braces are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. They also tend to be the most inexpensive and can treat the most severe cases. Metal braces also tend to have the least amount of treatment time when compared with other orthodontic solutions.