TYPES OF BRACES AND OTHER TOPICS
Orthodontics LA offers many options for braces that provide patients flexibility and customization options. When talking with an orthodontist from Orthodontics LA they will offer traditional braces, clear braces, damon braces and Invisalign. To learn more about different types of braces treatments that might be best for you, we advise coming in for an in person consultation with our team. You can schedule an initial new patient consultation on our site or you can also call us at either of our offices. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!
Orthodontics LA offers four main types of braces that patients can choose from:
- Traditional (Metal) Braces: Metal or traditional braces are the most commonly used type of brace and often is what comes to mind when thinking of braces. Despite depictions on tv and movies, orthodontic technology has made traditional braces much more comfortable and affordable for patients. Traditional braces are made of stainless steel and straighten your teeth using a combination of brackets and archwires. You can customize your braces with the use of colored elastic bands.
- Clear (Ceramic) Braces: Ceramic braces provide the effectiveness of traditional braces without being so visible as metal braces. Clear braces are made of a translucent material that is virtually clear. This is a great option for patients that are concerned with the cosmetic look of having braces. Clear braces are exactly what they sound like, clear and not easily noticed. Clear braces do have their drawbacks, including being more fragile and requiring more visits. Patients have to be more careful and selective in the foods because of the fragile nature of clear braces.
- Damon Braces: Damon braces provide the newest technology in braces. Damon braces are a tie-less system, which allows for less friction and faster tooth movement. Because of this Damon braces don’t require the typical tightening and require fewer adjustments because they utilize shape-memory wires. Treatment time is shorter, and fewer appointments are required.
- Invisalign® (Clear Aligners) : Clear aligner systems are most commonly known as Invisalign. They use custom-made plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth to their proper positions. These aligners are designed through computer simulation to ensure optimal results. Through these simulations, orthodontists will make a clear removable tray that provides tooth movement. It is esthetic, and can barely be seen by peers. Because Invisalign is a nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth, it is a very popular treatment among adults and other patients who would like a more discreet treatment option.
During your initial visit with our orthodontists team, we will help you determine which type of braces would best meet your personal needs and preferences. For more information and to schedule your consultation, call us today.