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!

Traditional Braces

This system utilizes a series of high-grade stainless steel braces, 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 Aligners

These clear, smooth plastic aligners are almost undetectable when worn. This system is the preferred treatment choice for many of our patients, enabling them to subtly align their teeth, remove trays while eating and drinking, and easily brush, floss, and maintain their oral hygiene habits while receiving treatment.

At Connecticut Valley Orthodontics, we are an Invisalign Diamond Provider

Braces with no brackets, often referred to as "invisible braces" or "clear aligners," are orthodontic devices used to straighten teeth without the traditional metal brackets and wires. They consist of a series of custom-made, transparent plastic aligners that fit snugly over the teeth, gradually shifting them into the desired position. This method offers a less noticeable, aesthetic alternative to conventional braces, making it a popular choice among adults and teens seeking a discreet way to improve their smile.

Ceramic Braces

These are made of clear ceramic and are more discreet than band and bracket versions. Their brackets 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.

Self-Ligating Braces

Very similar to traditional ones, 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, these brackets 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? Call our office today!

Call Our Team About Your Options Today

  • 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!

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