Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than
metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult
patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require
more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their
metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used on upper front teeth
more than lower teeth.
Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten
your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it's invisible! Not only
are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while
in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable
and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
ITERO® INTRAORAL DIGITAL SCANNER
Intraoral scanners feature a wand, which easily moves around a patient’s mouth. The wand captures thousands of frames per second which are pieced together to create a three-dimensional visualization of the patient’s mouth.
Our team uses the iTero IntraOral camera which allows us to capture clear, exacting images of your teeth, gums, and bone structure to help us to precisely diagnose your treatment. The resulting images are clearer and more defined than traditional x-rays, which aids us in determining the precise fit needed for crowns, bridges, Invisalign, and much more.
It also means less time and discomfort than with traditional bitewing x-rays. We can also print these images for review by specialists, laboratories, or insurance companies.