The Different Types of Braces

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Over the years, dental technology has evolved from clunky and obvious to sophisticated and subtle. Orthodontics are no different, and new forms of braces are able to provide all of the function of years past while being much less noticeable and sometimes practically invisible. Because of this advancement in orthodontic technology, you have a number of options to choose from:

– Metal Braces: Metal braces are the most commonly used brackets. Metal brackets are glued to each tooth, and wires connect each bracket. Rubber bands are also required.

– Ceramic Braces: Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, but not as visible. They offer more aesthetic and cosmetic appeal over traditional metal braces.

– Lingual Braces: Lingual braces are similar to metal braces, but lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth, not the visible front.

– Invisalign® Clear Aligners: Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible aligners that can be removed daily.

Orthodontic treatments just keep getting better. If you would like to know more about your options for braces, please make an appointment with Dr. Merissa Blais by contacting our wonderful team at Blais Orthodontics via phone at 914.472.9595. You can also stop by our office in Scarsdale, New York. Let us help you get a whiter, brighter smile today!