Types of Braces

Self-Ligating

Self-ligating brackets utilize (sliding door) technology known as “self-ligation” that allow the wires to slide back and forth within the bracket. No elastic or steel ties are used with self-ligating brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, self-ligating braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.

Insignia

Insignia braces are a revolutionary custom approach to orthodontics. Your braces should be custom-tailored to your teeth, your smile and your treatment plan. With the use of 3-D imaging, Insignia can create precision brackets and wires to better suit your needs, resulting in more comfort and a shorter treatment time for our patients. Orthodontists receive special training and certification to use Insignia’s cutting-edge technology.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Incognito™

Incognito invisible braces for teens and adults are the ideal solution for someone looking to straighten their smile, but are concerned about the appearance of braces. They are placed directly behind your teeth so no one will even know you are wearing braces unless you tell them. Incognito braces are the only 100% customized orthodontic braces available today made specifically for you and your smile. Contact us to see if Incognito hidden braces are right for you!

Invisalign®

The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.