Orthodontic treatment provides more than just a beautiful smile. The correct alignment of your teeth and a proper bite are key for lifelong oral health. Properly aligned teeth will allow you to floss and brush with ease, reducing the risk of developing cavities or gum disease.
With new developments in orthodontic technology, braces don't have to be the large metal devices your parents used to have. Brackets today are smaller, treatment time is significantly shorter and the orthodontic appliances are more efficient. There are also more options for those concerned with the aesthetic of braces—such as adults—which include clear or ceramic braces.
Types of Braces
1. Metal Braces
Metal braces are the most widely used type of braces. They are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. Unlike the metal braces of the past, today's metal braces are small, more comfortable and more attractive.
2. Clear Braces
Clear or ceramic braces are made of composite material. They are most often chosen by adult patients because they "blend in" with your teeth. Common drawbacks with the clear braces have to do with the ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the arch wire to the brackets. These tend to stain between visits to your orthodontist.
Invisalign are "braces" that consist of strong plastic trays that are fabricated especially for you. Invisalign is for adult patients that have moderate orthodontic problems. Invisalign is truly invisible, no one will know that you are wearing braces.
- "If your child needs braces, Central Florida Orthodontics is the best. The doctors and staff are amazing. The price is so affordable. Aran had to wear braces for a year and half and his teeth look perfect. The team is amazing. Thank you! - Stephanie H."
- "I just got my braces off yesterday! The staff was amazing. Tina took care of me and put me at ease. She was great! - Jacky J."
- "I really like the way they work with people. They are so kind and really do a great job with their patients. I love the way my teeth look! - Evander A."