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Regular Metal Braces

Traditional metal dental braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal dental braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (single tie) for a more unique and colorful smile. Self-ligating braces are also available, which do not require colored elastics.


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Clear Porcelain Braces

 Ceramic dental braces are made of a clear ceramic material, and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces are used primarily on upper front teeth. Not all patients are candidates for ceramic dental braces

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Metal Self Ligation

Self Ligation are orthodontic brackets (braces) that do not use ties. With the self-ligating (tie-less) braces a metal door is used that closes and holds the wire in the bracket slot. The result is braces that are more clean, and have less friction between the braces and the arch wire. Teeth then can move easier and with lighter more gentle forces, making your experience more comfortable. There has been more research in passive self ligation than in any other type of bracket system in the last 10 years. We have enjoyed achieving great results for our patients using this technology, often with less extractions, less headgear, and less time in treatment than we used to have! 

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Invisalign

Invisalign is an alternative to wire braces that uses transparent, incremental aligners to adjust teeth. Invisalign straightens crooked or crowded teeth, close gaps, and adjust overbites. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing; and you can still eat and drink what you want.

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Retainer

Retainers hold teeth in position after any method of realigning teeth. Once a phase of orthodontic treatment has been completed to straighten teeth, there remains a lifelong risk of relapse. By using retainers to hold the teeth in their new position for a length of time, the surrounding periodontal fibres are allowed to adapt to changes in the bone which can help minimize any changes to the final tooth position after the completion of orthodontic treatment.



Without consistent wear for the rest of your life, you risk the chance of your teeth returning to their pre-orthodontic position.

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