Braces are custom-made dental appliances that are used to apply pressure to the teeth to correct your bite and straighten your teeth. No longer are you restricted to the same metal braces that were used in the past. Today, a variety of other options are available, including technological advances and new materials that have made braces smaller and less noticeable. Rather than wearing metal braces, you can instead opt to wear tooth-colored or clear braces. Removable invisible aligners such as Invisalign are also available.
These types of braces are constructed using high-grade stainless steel. The most common type of braces, they are attached to the front of the teeth.
These types of braces are worn on the front of the teeth. The difference between these types of braces and metal braces is that they are designed to blend in with the front of the teeth, thus making them less noticeable.
Also known as concealed braces, these types of braces are attached to the back of the teeth, which makes them hidden from view.
These braces are comprised of a series of clear, removable appliances known as aligners. They are much less visible than traditional braces. Since they are removable, there are no worries about them trapping plaque and food between the teeth. Each aligner is worn for approximately one to two weeks but can be removed for eating, flossing, and brushing. Technological advances in the clear aligner modality, now allows more challenging cases to be treated with clear aligners like Invisalign.