With technology quickly advancing, gone are the days of the traditional metal type of braces. So how do you choose what type is right for you?
Removable options, such as Invisalign, are a great alternative to metal braces for mild cases of misalignment. Clear (ceramic) braces provide a valid option for those wanting to disguise their braces appearance. Whatever the case may be, we can help you choose the right type of braces to get you your new smile!
Traditional Metal Braces
Modern high-grade stainless steel braces are one of the most popular options for teeth alignment. The new designs are sleeker and smaller. Lively choices of color banding can create trendy, fun looks for kids. The advanced bracket systems in today’s designs make metal braces also appealing to teens and adults. New NASA technology used in the archwires makes metal braces now more comfortable. They’re also very affordable.
Clear Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces also called clear braces, or tooth-colored braces, are made to blend with the natural appearance of your teeth. Clear braces can produce faster results than some other types of braces, and patients of any age group can use this alignment system. Clear braces consist of a translucent (clear) ceramic material. The treatment may include clear or white bands or wires that blend with the patient’s tooth color. The cosmetic appeal of these aligners makes them an attractive option for adult patients.
Invisalign braces are custom-made invisible aligners. Invisible braces are a popular alternative for adults and teens. Invisalign teeth aligners are clear and comfortable. The Invisalign system consists of a progressive series of computer-generated clear aligners designed to gently align your teeth. This is an alternative for patients not needing more extensive orthodontic treatment. Invisalign users are able to drink and eat whatever they prefer. The aligners can simply be reinserted after meals, and after brushing and flossing.
Benefits for Our Patients
- Our orthodontic practice uses only the most technologically advanced brackets, wires, and materials. This provides the most comfortable treatments and quickest results possible for our patients. And, it reduces the amount of time taken away from school and work.
- Our advanced digital X-Ray technology involves significantly reduced radiation.
- Dr. Schmitt promotes life-long learning and keeps his professional knowledge current with the most recently updated orthodontic techniques and materials for treatment.
- All techniques, materials, and braces systems designs we utilize for our patients are only those fully validated
If you would like more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today! Our caring, friendly team proudly serves our neighbors in Henderson with the best of professional orthodontic care in Henderson.