Types of braces
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From the tried and true technology of traditional metal braces and clear ceramic braces to revolutionary clear aligner systems, our staff provides all of our patients with modern orthodontic appliances to help them achieve their dream smile with ease!
Types of braces
- Traditional metal braces – Metal braces – made from high-grade stainless steel – are among the most popular types of braces that are very effective and economical. While metal braces used in the past were bulky and uncomfortable, today’s modern metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive.
- Clear ceramic braces – Clear braces are made of a translucent ceramic material to make treatment more discreet. These braces are ideal for teenagers who don’t want their treatment to be so obvious. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits. At White Orthodontics, we offer LightForce braces. These are 3D-printed ceramic brackets that are fully customized to your individual tooth anatomy and bite.
- Clear aligners – Clear aligners, such as Spark, Invisalign and uLab, do away with brackets and wires entirely, instead of using a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible when worn and can easily be popped in and out to eat, drink, brush, and floss.