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Types of Braces

Straightening Your Smile

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Going to see an orthodontist used to mean a lengthy commitment to highly visible metal braces. These days, we have a number of choices available – including clear braces, or even invisible braces! We also offer ceramic braces, which blend into your natural smile more easily, and lingual braces that fit behind your teeth. No matter your personal situation, the doctors and team at ARCH will help you find a treatment that works for you.  

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Let our actual patients tell you in their own words why they chose Invisalign….

ARCH Orthodontics is a Certified Invisalign Premier Preferred Provider, and we are excited to offer this “clear braces” option for our patients. Invisalign is a nearly invisible method of creating a straight smile. By using a series of comfortable, clear aligners, your orthodontist can adjust your teeth with excellent results. Invisalign’s metal-free aligner trays are also removable, so you can take them out to eat, brush your teeth, or floss. Invisalign Teen is available for adolescent patients.  This particular version of aligners comes with wear indicators to ensure your kids are using them enough to be successful.

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We also offer discreet ceramic braces as a more esthetic option than metal. Since ceramic braces are harder than enamel, we sometimes recommend metal braces on the lower teeth in order to protect the integrity of the edges of the upper teeth. Since the lower teeth are usually less or sometimes not visible when talking or smiling, this is rarely a visual roadblock. They are a popular option for adults and older teenagers.

For patients with strong concerns about cosmetics, especially those in professional fields like modeling, acting, or athletics, lingual braces are a fantastic way to achieve a straight smile. These braces fit behind the teeth, rather than on the front, so nobody will ever know you’re wearing braces. Lingual braces are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth and mouth.

 

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ARCH Orthodontics is a Certified Invisalign Premier Preferred Provider, and we are excited to offer this “clear braces” option for our patients. Invisalign is a nearly invisible method of creating a straight smile. By using a series of comfortable, clear aligners, your orthodontist can adjust your teeth with excellent results. Invisalign’s metal-free aligner trays are also removable, so you can take them out to eat, brush your teeth, or floss. Invisalign Teen is available for adolescent patients.  This particular version of aligners comes with wear indicators to ensure your kids are using them enough to be successful.

Invisalign Logo

We also offer discreet ceramic braces as a more esthetic option than metal. Since ceramic braces are harder than enamel, we sometimes recommend metal braces on the lower teeth in order to protect the integrity of the edges of the upper teeth. Since the lower teeth are usually less or sometimes not visible when talking or smiling, this is rarely a visual roadblock. They are a popular option for adults and older teenagers.

For patients with strong concerns about cosmetics, especially those in professional fields like modeling, acting, or athletics, lingual braces are a fantastic way to achieve a straight smile. These braces fit behind the teeth, rather than on the front, so nobody will ever know you’re wearing braces. Lingual braces are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth and mouth.

clear-braces

It is clear that esthetics may play a paramount role in your decision to proceed with orthodontic treatment. On occasion, clear aligner therapy, may not be the best treatment option; rather, braces would provide a better, quicker and more predictable outcome. That being said, you can still get what you want, without sacrificing great esthetics…we take all of your goals seriously. ARCH orthodontics has the latest, least visible, clear porcelain and ceramic brackets available today. From a functional standpoint, these brackets provide identical treatment outcomes and time frames as the comparable metal braces, while offering hardly noticeable braces on each tooth.

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metal-braces

Traditional metal braces remain the most common method of orthodontic treatment. Today’s braces are far more comfortable than their predecessors, and are made of high-grade stainless steel. Metal brackets are attached to the surface of your teeth and fitted with archwires to gently correct misalignments. With these traditional braces, you have the option of adding colorful elastics over the brackets to give your smile a personalized style!

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For patients with cosmetic concerns, we also offer Incognito Braces, which are a brand of lingual braces attached at the back of the teeth rather than the front. Nobody will know you’re wearing braces unless you tell them!

Incognito Braces

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Damon Braces are a technologically advanced means of achieving a straight and beautiful smile. While standard braces use elastics to attach archwires into their brackets, Damon braces use a special sliding mechanism to hold the wire in place and allow the braces to self-adjust as teeth move into alignment. Because your orthodontist will not have to manually tighten your wire for every adjustment, this means less frequent appointments. Patients wearing Damon Braces typically achieve desired results more quickly and more comfortably than those with traditional metal brackets. Damon Braces also come in a popular clear bracket style, which make orthodontic treatment much less noticeable.

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From metal and ceramic to barely-there and clear braces and aligners,
these effective orthodontic options have come a long way over the years.

Make an appointment today and let’s discover what method will benefit your smile.

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