Types of Braces
Metal 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.
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 and some teenagers with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign® system.
The Herbst appliance can treat the discrepancy that occurs when the upper teeth protrude beyond the lower by encouraging the lower jaw to catch up in growth. Even though the Herbst appliance prevents the lower jaw from moving backward, opening and closing movement still occurs easily, and patients do not have any problems learning to chew their food with their lower jaw in this new position.
Mystique offers the subtlety of a retainer with the strength of metal braces. While remarkably translucent, they’re impossible to discolor. They go on easily and are removed just like ordinary metal appliances. They’re ultra-smooth, providing excellent sliding mechanics and yet are as strong as metal-slot appliances.