Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
14K Gold Braces
For patients who prefer a gold shine to their smile, we offer 14K gold braces. This stainless steel material is plated with 14 karat gold. This bracket choice offers the true luster of gold that stands apart from all other cosmetic brackets.
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.
Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. They are the same size as metal braces, but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth, and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.
SPARK is a clear alternative to metal braces for adults, kids and teens. These clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile. SPARK treatment is heavily reliant on patient compliance, as the clear aligners must be worn at least 22 hours per day. This is a great option for working professionals or patients of all ages seeking a discrete way to straighten teeth and obtain a beautiful, healthy smile.