When people think of braces, they think of a mouth filled with metal “train tracks.” However, the options today include improvements in appearance, comfort, and results. Besides stainless steel, consider these other types of orthodontic treatment.
Ceramic braces are a strong, budget-friendly option for patients who want to fix their teeth without the obvious look of braces. A durable, white ceramic material is used as the brackets — instead of metal.
This treatment is well-known as the “incognito treatment.” Lingual braces are placed on the tongue-side surface of the teeth. This option is great for people who play wind instruments, athletes, or any other child or adult patient who wants their treatment to go undetected.
Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD)
TAD’s are a miniature implant placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. They’re used to aid in moving teeth in a difficult direction, as well as preventing unwanted side-effects of tooth movement.
Invisalign utilizes a series of clear plastic aligners that sequentially align your smile. He clear trays are hardly visible when worn and can be removed to eat and perform your daily oral hygiene routine.