Our practice primarily uses an advanced orthodontic bracket that is self-ligating. Self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal or ceramic brackets. They use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place.
Traditional metal braces are what comes to mind for most people when they think of orthodontic treatment. Made of a high-grade stainless steel, today’s metal braces are sleeker, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. Patients can also customize their braces with different colors at each appointment.
Clear braces are made of a ceramic material and are less visible on your teeth than metal braces. They are a great, more esthetic option. Because we use self-ligating clear braces (i.e. no elastic ties), there is no staining, which is usually caused by discoloration of the elastic ties.