Types of Braces

Metal Braces

colorMetal 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. Coloured elastic loops can also be fitted on fixed braces to match your favorite football team or favorite outfit!

Ceramic Braces

clearCeramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligatingSelf-ligating braces offer several benefits for patients. They use a self-ligation technique using lighter wires and lower friction brackets to move teeth, while resulting in faster treatment times due to its slide mechanism, strong, mechanical base bonding and solid walls structured to control tooth movement with speed and efficiency. In addition to greater comfort, self-ligating braces make it easier to maintain good hygiene because they are easier to keep clean. This contributes to greater health, happiness and physical attractiveness for the duration of patient treatment.

Invisalign®

invisalignThe Invisalign® system uses a series of clear aligners that fit very precisely and that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move your teeth. This system is available to both adults and teenagers and can be used to treat a wide range of orthodontic problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the the Invisalign® system.