Braces and Clear Braces
Braces are an option for all patients looking into treatment, but are especially popular for kids and teenagers. A beautiful smile can do wonders for self-esteem and self-confidence, and braces are proven and reliable method.
There are multiple options for treatment in braces:
Metal braces are the most common choice for treatment, especially for children and teenagers. Braces are small, high-grade stainless steel brackets that attach to the front of the teeth and are connected by two wires, one for the upper teeth and one for the lower. These wires slowly push the teeth into the correct position over time. Metal braces also use elastics that come in many colors and allow for customization at the patient’s preference!
Clear braces are similar to metal braces, but offer more of a cosmetic appeal. The brackets that attach to the teeth are made of clear ceramic instead of stainless steel, allowing for a more transparent look. Clear braces are a little more fragile than metal braces, and elastic ties have greater chances of discoloring between visits, but are a tried and true method and remain very popular.