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TYPES OF BRACES

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Metal Braces

Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel.  Today’s braces are much smaller and more comfortable making them much more attractive.  You may like to dress up the braces with different colored elastics that can be changed at each appointment.


Self Ligating Brackets

This type of bracket utilizes sliding door technology known as “self ligation” that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket. No elastic or steel ties are needed for these types of braces. This creates less friction and can result in more comfort for the patient. In addition, these braces can sometimes cut down on the treatment time and the number of adjustments that need to be performed.


Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made from a translucent tooth colored (clear) material. They are the most popular with our adult patients. They are barely visible on the teeth unless you look very closely.


Retainers

Some minor orthodontic problems can be corrected with retainers. Retainers can be used on the upper and/or lower teeth.


Invisalign (No Braces)

The Invisalign System is a series of clear aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth.  These aligners can correct some bite problems. Dr. Mitchell is an Invisalign Premier Provider.  To learn more about the Invisalign system please visit their homepage at www.invisalign.com