Types of Braces
Patients have options for achieving a brilliant smile! Colorful, ceramic, gold, lingual, and self-ligating braces are available for you to choose from. Take a few moments and read about these options.
Colorful braces, or metal braces, are the most common. Made of high-grade stainless steel, they get their color from elastic ties that are placed around the bracket. Today’s braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive. Patients of all age groups choose this option and enjoy selecting different colors at each appointment.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. Our ceramic braces are special because, in addition to having clear braces, we offer clear customized wires that provide the ultimate esthetic choice for braces. This option is popular with teen and adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. Ask about SimpiClear today!
Gold braces are another cosmetic option. These esthetic braces are stainless steel coated with 24-karat gold. This option is fun, and looks very appealing. They are popular among patients of all age groups. You’ll be surprised at how attractive this option looks.
Lingual Braces / Hidden
Lingual braces or hidden braces, allow your teeth to be straightened with braces placed on the back of your teeth. While sometimes more expensive, lingual braces are completely unseen to others and do not require you to place or remove appliances before or after you eat.
Self-Ligating braces have small doors that eliminate the need for colorful “ties”. Through elimination of these “ties,” self-ligating braces reduce frictional resistance. This usually permits teeth to move more freely, and with less force. As a result, treatment may be more comfortable, food trapping is reduced which improves oral hygiene and treatment time is usually shortened by up to 6 months..