Types of Braces
Metal Braces: There’s always a silver lining!
The most common type of braces are the traditional silver, or metal braces. But, these aren’t the braces you may have heard questionable stories about! With today’s advanced, space-aged technology, these sleek and stylish brackets are comfortable, and move your teeth more efficiently than ever before. Developed with surgical grade stainless steel these braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and wires that are less noticeable. Many of our patients choose to add their favorite team colors to their braces, or celebrate special events by showcasing unique color combinations. Colors are simple elastics added to the braces, and may be changed at each appointment.
The Clear Choice: Ceramic!
Ceramic brackets are the most aesthetically clear brace in the market. It blends beautifully your teeth and features a clear slide mechanism that conceals the wire. Because the slide is used in place of elastic ties, the braces stay clean and clear throughout treatment and reduce the overall appointments needed to complete treatment.
Behind the Teeth: Lingual Braces!
Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth, rather than in front, and therefore offer a great cosmetic alternative for those who want their teeth straightened, without the braces showing.
Invisible: Align with comfort!
If you are unsure whether or not braces are for you, ask us whether or not you may be a candidate for aligner treatment! Clear aligners are removable trays that straighten your teeth just like braces. The big difference is that they are invisible! Because they are removable, there are fewer dietary restrictions than with braces. Excellent oral hygiene is much easier to maintain, as well! There are no metal braces inside your mouth, so there are often no lip or cheek issues after beginning aligner therapy. This is one of our most popular options for teens and adults!
Schedule your complimentary evaluation with Dr. Zeifman today! We will discuss which option is best for you!