Types of braces

Metal braces

Metal braces are the most common type of braces, mostly made of stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive. Most patients like to dress up their braces with different coloured elastics that can be changed every appointment.

Clear braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are incredibly popular among adult patients given their cosmetic appeal. They can however be more fragile and elastic ties can discolour between orthodontic visits.

Self-ligation brackets

This is a new system of braces that is not only faster for your orthodontist to use but also can significantly shorten your treatment time. They look great and are smaller for greater comfort. Plus, they offer better hygiene than conventional braces.

Invisalign®

These are clear plastic removable plates that are worn in a sequence to move teeth without wires or braces from start to finish. They are almost invisible and can be removed for social occasions and for normal oral hygiene routines.

Lingual braces

These are the only non-visible form of fixed orthodontic treatment and are utilized when the problems are more than just alignment of teeth. The latest generation of lingual braces is extremely small and comfortable and treatment times have been greatly red.

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