Types of Braces

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Clear Braces (a 3M Product)

clear.pngClear braces feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance. Many patients enjoy the combination of ceramic and metal because it is simultaneously attractive and sturdy. In fact, these braces are so sturdy that many doctors will recommend them to their patients who play sports. Patients are allowed to engage in most everyday activities without fear of delaying or impeding their progress.

Also, because they have a semi-transparent color that will not stain, patients can proceed with necessary orthodontic treatment without having to feel self-conscious. In addition, Clear braces' smooth, rounded shape allows for greater patient comfort.

These features are designed for patients regardless of age. If you have questions about Clear Braces.

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces offer several benefits for patients. They use a self-ligation technique using lighter wires and lower friction brackets to move teeth, while resulting in possible faster treatment times due to its slide mechanism, strong, mechanical base bonding and solid walls structured to control tooth movement with speed and efficiency. In addition to greater comfort, self-ligating braces make it easier to maintain good hygiene because they are easier to keep clean. This contributes to greater health, happiness and physical attractiveness for the duration of patient treatment.

Clear Aligners

invisalign.pngClear Aligners are designed to gently straighten your teeth without the use of traditional braces. This series of clear, removable aligners are custom fit to straighten your teeth gradually. The Clear Aligners apply a constant, steady pressure that steadily moves your teeth into proper alignment. The Clear Aligner is easy to adjust to wearing, with no interference to your normal speech. Your Clear Aligners should only be removed for eating and cleaning. Aligners typically last about 4 weeks before your teeth are ready for the next aligner in the series. Total treatment time will vary by case. Dr. Kudchadker will let you know if you are a candidate for clear aligners.

Metal Braces

metal_color.pngMetal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.