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Types of Braces

 

3M Unitek Metal 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.

3M Unitek Clear Braces

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

Clarity Advanced

Clarity Advanced Ceramic braces is a unique and innovative system of braces featuring small translucent brackets that blend in with your teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable. The brackets are durable and resistant to staining and discoloration during treatment. Clarity Advanced braces are comfortable, and offer brilliant aesthetics and efficient performance. They are perfect for patients of all ages. To find out if Clarity Advanced braces is right for you, schedule an appointment!

Invisalign®

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.

3M SmartClip

SmartClip™ is a self-ligating appliance system for braces that, unlike other similar products, doesn't involve opening or closing the device to insert or place archwires. The brackets are designed for easy archwire access.

In addition, colorless, light-sensitive adhesives make the procedure faster, cleaner and less noticeable. This means that patients have reduced discomfort caused by adjustments as they do not spend as much time in the chair and they receive efficient, reliable tooth movement.

Increased comfort, faster treatment time and overall reliability make the SmartClip™ a good choice for many patients. If you have any questions, consult your orthodontist.