Types of Braces
Traditional braces are very strong therefore they rarely break and is the most common type of brackets used in orthodontic treatment. The structure consist of silver brackets bonded to teeth, to which O-shaped elastics ties (ligatures) hold the arch wire onto the bracket. As you move along in your treatment, the wires will be changed out to straighten teeth to your desired result. Sometimes metal tie wires (wires that twist around the bracket) are used in place of elastic ligatures. The O-shaped elastic tie’s come in many different colors making it fun for younger children and teenagers to show off their personality!
Invisalign is the ultimate in terms of aesthetic treatment options because they are virtually invisible and do not show up in photos. We use our state of the art 3D technology to scan and upload an image of your teeth to Invisalign. We use custom molded clear trays to move your teeth to the ideal position. These aligners shift teeth gradually, making Invisalign comfortable to wear. Because they are removable, patient compliance is extremely important with aligners. Invisalign is a terrific option for working professionals or patients seeking a discrete solution to improve their smile, however it is not ideal for every case.
Dr. Abdoneys are certified Invisalign Premier Providers, so they can use their expertise to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment choice for you.
Clarity Advanced Ceramic Braces
Clarity Advanced brackets are ultra small translucent brackets made of an innovative new ceramic material that blends with your teeth and will resist staining and discoloration throughout your treatment. The small comfortable design features rounded corners which reduce irritation making it more comfortable. Clarity Advanced is virtually unnoticeable, making them perfect for patients of any age who are looking for the confidence and freedom to smile on any occasion. Clarity Advanced allows an esthetic option without compromising the ideal result you desire making it our most popular in clear bracket options.
Damon System Braces
The Damon System bracket is self-ligating, so it eliminates the need for elastic ties to keep the wire in. Damon brackets are recommended for some patients with severe crowding because without a tie, friction is reduced allowing the treatment to progress more efficiently and with less discomfort along the way. The Damon System braces are available with both metal and clear options.