We are happy to meet your individual needs with the following options and services:
- Ceramic/clear braces
- The Invisalign® clear aligner system
- Traditional mini-silver (titanium) braces
- Night guards/bite splints for patients with teeth grinding or TMJ problems
- Sport-specific custom made athletic mouth guards for optimal protection
- Preprosthetic, limited, and surgical orthodontics
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Due to the increase in nickel allergies seen in our patients, we fully converted our metal braces from stainless steel to titanium in 2008. Metal titanium braces straighten your teeth using brackets and arch wires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth. Please note: There is an upcharge for this.
Invisalign® clear aligner system
Clear appliances use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing those aligners because they are invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
Learn more about Invisalign® at https://www.invisalign.com