Traditional Metal Braces
Metal braces are the most common type of braces for orthodontic patients. Today's metal braces are much smaller, flatter, and more comfortable than in the past. They are also easier to clean. We typically recommend metal braces to youngsters to help them achieve straight, beautiful smiles. Metal braces consist of a stainless steel bracket that is bonded to your tooth, an arch wire which puts light pressure on your teeth, and colored ligature rubber bands that fasten the arch wire to your brackets. We see you every four weeks, and you can have your colors changed at each appointment. Traditional metal braces are the most popular type of treatment in our office as they work quickly, and are very cost effective.
Traditional Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces are the same as traditional metal braces except that they are clear! Ceramic braces are a less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces and provide patients with an equally effective treatment. Adults typically choose ceramic braces as they are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces.