Braces From Your Orthodontists in Vernon
It wasn’t so long ago that patients looking for orthodontic care were limited to traditional band and bracket braces. Thankfully, this is no longer the reality with four main systems – each with their own pros and cons – to choose from.
Which option is best for you? While we’ve provided an overview of each below, we invite you to call our office with any questions, and to schedule a thorough assessment with our team. Based on your unique situation and goals, we’ll happily provide a recommendation on the system(s) that will best suit your needs!
The metal options that come to mind when most people hear the word “braces,” this system utilizes a series of high-grade stainless steel brackets, wires, and rubber bands to correct bite and alignment issues. While they are no longer the only orthodontic option available, they are more comfortable today than ever before, and they continue to be the most popular version utilized by patients today.
Clear, smooth plastic aligners that are almost undetectable when worn, this system enables patients to subtly align their teeth, to remove trays while eating and drinking, and to easily brush, floss, and maintain their oral hygiene habits while receiving treatment.
These clear ceramic braces are more discreet than traditional braces, but are larger and more breakable, which means they require careful cleaning and maintenance. They’re commonly used on older teens and adults, and are most often used on a patient’s upper front teeth.
Very similar to traditional braces, the key difference between these two options is that self-ligating braces use a special clip to keep the wire on the bracket and not rubber bands. This causes less friction on teeth and minimizes how often you need to visit your orthodontist. Additionally, brackets used for this type of braces can be made from clear, ceramic, or metal materials.
Have additional questions about these systems and which option may be right for you or someone you love? Or if you are interested in a clear, removable treatment option, check out our Invisalign service or call our office today!"
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- Address alignment, crowding, and bite issues
- Choose the orthodontic system that best suits your needs
- Reduce your likelihood of developing gum disease
- Enhance your smile and speaking confidence
- Transform your smile for life!