We know your child is probably nervous about getting new braces, or that as an adult, you certainly don’t want them. No one wants a mouth full of metal, and you or your child might be hesitant about changing your smile. But with today’s technology, patients now have more options and more control over what their treatment will be and how long it will last. And when the braces finally do come off, you or your child will have a beautiful, healthy smile inside and out. It’s going to be worth it.
Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive, so you can be picture perfect even with some new mouth-ware.
Ceramic braces are made of a translucent material and are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback is that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.
Gold braces are made of stainless steel and coated with 24-karat gold. They’re popular with patients of all ages.
The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients and some teenagers with certain orthodontic bite problems. Check out our Invisalign page to see if you’re a candidate.
Mystique offers the subtlety of a retainer with the strength of metal braces. While remarkably translucent, they’re impossible to discolor. They go on easily and can be removed just like ordinary metal appliances. They’re ultra smooth, providing excellent sliding mechanics while maintaing the strength of metal-sot appliances.