types of orthodontic braces

Invisalign® is a wonderful alternative treatment to braces. You can straighten your teeth without us putting metal in your mouth. Instead, we use plastic trays (also known as aligners) to move your teeth back into place. Each aligner is custom made to fit your mouth so you don’t have to worry about mouth irritation.

Precision Bracket Placement (PBP)

Whether you choose metal brackets or clear/ceramic brackets, Dr. Nelson has perfected the method of initial placement of the brackets on teeth to allow for the most precise movement possible. Using a custom plaster model of the patient’s teeth, Dr. Nelson can pre-determine the best treatment plan by determining optimum bracket placement, thus increasing the accuracy of initial tooth movement. This method alleviates the time consuming guesswork traditionally involved and shortens overall treatment time.

Traditional Braces
Even though there are many types of braces, traditional braces are still the most popular. Great strides have been made since they were first used, and they are becoming more comfortable and effective.

Traditional braces use stainless steel brackets and archwires to move your teeth into their proper position. Many teenagers like to decorate their braces with colored rubber bands to give them a colorful and unique smile.

Clear braces
Clear braces are less visible on your teeth than traditional braces are. Because of this, they are very common with teenagers and even adults who want better smiles.

Even though you can’t see them, care needs to be taken to maintain your oral hygiene. Clear braces are more likely to break than metal braces, and you can break them when eating. Ceramic braces are more commonly used on the upper front teeth than on lower teeth so that they are less likely to break.

If you have any questions about the many types of braces we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us today.


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