Braces

Types of Braces Overview

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Types of Braces Overview
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Braces use constant, gentle pressure, applied to your teeth over time, to move them into proper position. Your braces are at work every moment of your orthodontic treatment. While braces are available in a variety of styles, including metal and ceramic, they all have the same goal: to correctly align your teeth and jaws for enhanced aesthetic appeal and for better oral health.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are popular with children and teens, and are smaller and more comfortable than ever before. Traditional metal braces feature two main components: the brackets that are placed on each tooth and the arch wire that is threaded through them. Elastics (rubber bands) are used in conjunction with braces, exerting a constant force to move teeth. 

Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear Ceramic Braces are a popular choice for adults and teens that would like a discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. The tooth-colored ceramic brackets can give you the same smile-enhancing benefits without the noticeable look of metal use  for a nearly invisible look. Care for ceramic braces is the same as with traditional braces.

If you are interested in enhancing your smile, call us to find out about the many orthodontic options that we offer!