Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, Straight Smiles Orthodontics can provide our patients with more options than ever before when it comes to wearing braces. While traditional metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are very popular with teens and adults who are self conscious about wearing braces, along with Invisalign removable aligners, the “braceless” alternative to straight teeth.
Dr. Pasquale will help you determine which treatment option is right for you.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces used today. They are smaller and more comfortable than ever before and constructed of high-grade space age metal alloys. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Ceramic (Clear) Braces
Clear braces are made of a clear Sapphire crystal and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, clear braces are used mainly on teenage and adult patients who have aesthetic concerns.
Clear aligners such as Invisalign, use a series of invisible and removable clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can tell you are wearing those aligners because they are invisible! Invisalign aligners are removable so you are not limited in what you can eat and drink during treatment. Also, your brushing and flossing routine does not change since you can remove them for cleaning. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
Invisible Braces (Lingual Braces)
Lingual braces are the invisible alternative for patients who don’t want to wear braces or when Invisalign is not an option. Placed behind your teeth, no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology and are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and dental situation. Lingual braces have the unique prescription that Dr. Pasquale creates for you, built-in to ensure you get the results that you want. With lingual braces you get efficient, effective tooth movement with great aesthetics.