Type of Braces

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces which is made of high-grade stainless steel. This helps straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. You can also choose to add colored elastics.

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces are also made of high-grade stainless steel like traditional braces, yet it does not require the use of elastics. Which means, fewer appointments and less friction for your tooth. You can have self-ligating braces in traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets with the same sizes as metal braces. It comes with a specialized clip to help the archwire guide teeth into place. The clip reduces the amount of pressure on the tooth.

Clear (Ceramic) Braces

Ceramic braces are less visible because it is made of clear materials. This type of braces is a common choice for older teenagers and adults. You have to pay more attention to oral hygiene if you wear ceramic braces because it is larger and more brittle than other metals. Thus, it is often used for upper front teeth than on lower.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners straighten the teeth using a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays. This doesn’t restrict what you should eat and drink, and you can floss with less hassle.