Types of Braces

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Braces for Children & Adults

Traditional metal braces remain very popular today and serve as a reliable, effective, and economical treatment option. Modern braces are smaller, lighter, and more comfortable to wear than the ones from the past. For a trendier look, you may be able to choose colorful elastics for the brackets or other modifications. Metal braces straighten your teeth using high-grade stainless steel metal brackets and archwires. Braces come in alternative materials for patients looking for a more subtle appliance that is not as visible on the teeth. Our additional specialties include Invisalignearly interceptive orthodontics: phase Iearly interceptive orthodontics: phase II, and orthodontic appliances.

ceramic braces

Metal & Ceramic Braces to Straighten Teeth

Ceramic “tooth-colored” braces are made of clear composite materials that do not stain. Older teenagers and adults like ceramic braces because they are less noticeable than metal braces. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth. Ceramic braces are more expensive than metal braces but for many, the cosmetic advantages outweigh the costs. Schedule a consultation at our Davie, Tamarac, or Plantation office to discuss the best treatment option(s) for your condition, budget, and smile goals.

Inman Aligners

The Inman Aligner has achieved remarkable results in a much shorter period of time than other more conventional removable dental appliances. With an average 12-week turnaround time to successfully straighten front teeth, the Inman Aligner is also minimally invasive, utilizing coiled springs to apply pressure on the teeth and directing them into the desired position. The Inman Aligner is also affordable and more cost-effective than other invisible braces or veneers. However, not every patient is a good candidate for this type of appliance. Schedule an appointment at our Tamarac, Plantation, or Davie location to determine which treatment is most recommended for your situation.