Ceramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.
Damon® braces were invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. The Damon® bracket utilizes (sliding-door) technology known as "self-ligation" that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket.
No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon® brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, Damon® braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.
Insignia braces are a revolutionary custom approach to orthodontics. Your braces should be custom-tailored to your teeth, your smile and your treatment plan. With the use of 3-D imaging, Insignia can create precise brackets and wires to better suit your needs, resulting in more comfort and a shorter treatment time for our patients. Orthodontists receive special training and certification to use Insignia’s cutting-edge technology.
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 with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.
Using clear aligners, Invisalign Teen can help perfect your smile, and your teenage memories can be captured with confidence. Invisalign Teen aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing. Since they are removable, you can still eat and drink what you want, and you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth. Without any wires, metal or brackets, you will not endure any mouth abrasions, either!