The technology of braces in recent years has changed a lot and we are embracing that change! We are now able to move your teeth more easily, with better-looking braces, and with much less discomfort.
Here are the different types of braces used today:
SPEED Braces have revolutionized orthodontics by eliminating the need for the elastics that traditional braces require straightening teeth. Instead, SPEED Braces use an energy-storing component called a ‘Spring Clip’ to straighten teeth. The SPEED Spring Clip works like a computer chip inside your braces.
The Spring Clip is ‘programmed’ by your orthodontist when SPEED Braces are placed on your teeth. The Spring Clip, made of a ‘Super-Elastic’ space age material, then follows the program instructions by applying a light continuous force to gently move teeth to their correct position. To read more Click here to go to their website
Damon Bracket System
With Damon Clear, people may not even realize you’re wearing braces. Other clear or so-called invisible braces have visible metal parts or elastic ties that can yellow during treatment. But Damon Clear braces are more discrete and resistant to staining and discoloration all throughout treatment. Clinical studies indicate that the elastomeric rings of traditional braces collect more bacteria and plaque and can lead to adverse gingival conditions. Unlike traditional clear braces, Damon Clear does not use elastomeric rings, so your braces are easy to keep clean…Click here to learn more about Damon Bracket System.
GAC In-Ovation Brackets
In-Ovation C is a smart way to optimize your practice and expand treatment options. Studies consistently show that self-ligating brackets significantly lower frictional forces offer faster, easier archwire changes increase appointment intervals and shorten patient treatment time. Further, the bracket’s exceptionally high translucency and rhodium coated clip provide superb esthetics – a marketable advantage that appeals to patients of all ages.
The choice of brackets will be dependent on your needs, but all of these systems are self-ligating braces, which means:
- Smaller, more comfortable brackets!
- No fastening of archwires with twist-tie wires or elastics
- Semi-clear and aesthetically pleasing brackets
- Each bracket has a built-in clip that allows us to easily place the archwire securely
- Your teeth can move with less discomfort
- Fewer office visits!
- Less food will get stuck in your braces
- Braces are easier to keep clean