At Martin Orthodontics, we provide multiple types of braces to give you the smile you deserve as comfortably and quickly as possible. We know that everyone is different, including their orthodontic needs. That’s why we offer a variety of treatments for our patients. Here are a few of the braces options we offer.
Traditional metal braces remain our most popular type. Today’s metal braces are more comfortable than ever before. We use brackets made of durable stainless steel and archwires. If you’d like, you can also choose from colorful rubber bands to give you a unique smile during treatment.
While self-ligating braces are metal, similar to traditional braces, these do not require rubber bands. This means that you will need to come in for follow-up appointments less often than those with traditional braces, and you will feel less friction on your teeth.
Clear braces are one of our subtler options to traditional braces. Teens and adults who are concerned with the appearance of their teeth while in braces may opt for this treatment type. However, clear braces are more prone to breakage than traditional braces, so you must take extra care when eating and brushing throughout treatment. We commonly use ceramic braces on the upper-front teeth instead of the lower teeth to reduce damage.
Clear aligners, such as Invisalign®, use invisible, acrylic trays to move your teeth into position. These aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat and clean your teeth. Teens and adults love this option because of its subtle, more comfortable design and low maintenance required.
After treatment, you must wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their final positions. Be sure to wear your retainer for the exact amount of time we prescribe after treatment.
To help you decide on the right treatment for you, we will start by evaluating your teeth, gums, and jaw. Then, we can assess which type of braces will work the best for your smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.