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Types of braces
There are now a variety of braces designed with your comfort and appearance in mind:
Metal braces are very popular, made of high grade stainless steel. Metal braces are small, comfortable, and work very well.
Gold braces are stainless steel braces coated with 24-karat gold and are popular with patients of all ages.
The Damon bracket utilizes sliding-door technology known as "self-ligation" that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket. No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, Damon braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) high quality ceramic 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 clear elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.
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 patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.