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Types Of Braces

Conventional Metal Braces

These traditional braces are a popular choice and have improved in comfort significantly. Constructed from top-grade stainless steel, they straighten teeth using brackets and archwires. You can also customize their appearance with colorful elastics for a fun, personalized look.

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Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces are built from materials similar to conventional braces, eliminating the need for elastic bands. This results in fewer dental appointments and reduced discomfort. Available in metal, ceramic, or transparent styles, they feature a special clip that aids in aligning teeth, lessening the pressure on each tooth and minimizing the need for frequent adjustments.

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Ceramic Braces

Offering a less noticeable appearance, ceramic braces are made from transparent materials and are preferred by adults and older teens. They are larger and more delicate than metal braces, necessitating careful oral hygiene. Ceramic braces are generally used for the upper front teeth.

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Invisible Aligners

These aligners are transparent, removable trays made from acrylic, offering an inconspicuous method to straighten teeth like traditional braces. They are removable for meals and oral care, making them a convenient option. Without any metal components, they are more comfortable and avoid causing mouth abrasions.

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Lingual Braces

Unique for their placement on the back side of the teeth, lingual braces remain unseen when you smile. Custom-made for each patient, they are a favored choice for those in professions where appearance is key, such as athletes and entertainers.

Each orthodontic option has its own benefits, catering to different needs and lifestyles. To determine the most suitable choice for your specific situation, a consultation with an orthodontist is advisable.

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