Today, there are many different options to choose from when it comes to braces. Most of them attach on the cheek side of the teeth. Others are clear and nearly invisible, while some are made from stainless steel and may or may not have colored bands attached to them. We realize that not all patients have the same orthodontic needs, so we utilize a number of materials and types of device in our office, including:
TYPES OF BRACES
Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal.
Invisalign® (View Site)
The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult and teen patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign® system.
Incognito are a new generation of orthodontic braces for teens and adults. Incognito braces are placed behind your teeth so no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and to your dental situation.
In-Ovation® (Visit Site)
Invisalign® straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible custom-molded aligner trays. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign® straightens your teeth with results you’ll notice sooner than you think. The doctor will take x-rays and photo of your teeth using 3d scanner, whichInvisalign® will use to create the aligner trays. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into straighter position step-by-step, until you have a more beautiful smile. Simply wear them throughout the day and night, and remove them when you eat or brush and floss your teeth.
Orthodontic treatment is not “one size fits all”. Each patient is unique and treatment plans are individualized accordingly. Listed below are the different types of treatment. Please note, depending on the clinical presentation at the time of visit, not all treatments are applicable to every patient.
This constitutes relatively mild to moderate intervention when children are in mixed dentition (ages 6-9). This type of intervention is targeted and not comprehensive.
Examples include maintenance of space, tooth rotation, reduction of tooth overlap, correction of cross bite or reduction in tooth flaring. When most of the permanent teeth have erupted the patient is re-evaluated for further orthodontic treatment.
Phase I treatment
This type of treatment is for those patients whose growth patterns indicate that more complex dentition problems are likely to develop unless early intervention is implemented. Patients who are candidates for Phase I treatment are typically in middle/late dentition (ages 8-12).
Examples include expansion appliances and functional appliances. When most of the permanent teeth have erupted the patient is re-evaluated for further orthodontic treatment.