Orthodontics – Custom Braces for You!
We are excited to offer individualized options tailored to you! There are various types of custom braces available to choose from. Read below to find out the various types available today. During your free exam, Dr. Maxwell Abraham and his team will help you find out which braces are the right fit for you. Call or make an appointment today for an exam.
The type of custom braces available to you depends on a number of factors:
The severity of your condition
Personal preference and desire of an esthetic solution
Treatment efficiency and the expected treatment time
The recommendation by your orthodontist
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Ceramic braces are made of very strong materials and are very similar to metal braces. The brackets are tooth colored and are nearly as strong as metal and can be used to treat nearly all of the same cases.
Ceramic braces are a solution for teens or adults who are looking for orthodontic solutions that blend in with the teeth, are esthetic and aren’t as visible as metal braces. Patients also report less irritation of the gums when compared to metal braces.
The ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the arch wire on to the ceramic brackets are often white or clear, but can also be coloured (a new trend!) that enhances your unique sense of style, and doesn’t stain or change colour with time.
Invisalign is another treatment option for people who seek unobtrusive orthodontic treatment. Instead of brackets bonded to the teeth, your new smile is mapped out through a series of clear trays designed to move the teeth in incremental movements over weeks. The clear, plastic trays are virtually invisible and are difficult to detect. With Invisalign there is no irritation to the gums and they can be removed for aesthetic reasons over small periods of time.
Invisalign is a solution for patients who are not in need of severe orthodontic treatment and may not be a solution for everyone. In some cases, patients may require additional treatment if they have more severe orthodontic malocclusions. Please schedule a consultation today if you want to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign. Learn More
Metal brackets are made of metal brackets along with an elastic rubber band called a ligature to hold the wire onto the bracket. These types of braces are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment and can treat the most severe cases. Metal braces also tend to have the least amount of treatment time when compared with other orthodontic solutions.
Some of the traditional drawbacks to having metal braces are: mild irritation to the cheeks and gums initially, but this reduces after a few weeks. Metal braces are a solution to nearly all patients who need braces. Schedule an appointment with your orthodontist to find out more about metal braces today.
Self-ligating braces are metal braces without the elastic ligature. Using a “trap door” technology, the brackets allow the wire to slide back and forth resulting in fewer adjustments and less appointments. Schedule a consultation to find out if self-ligating braces are right for you.
With Lingual Braces, the brackets are placed behind the teeth and are virtually invisible to others and are most commonly made of metal. Patients report irritation to the tongue along with an initial adjustment to speaking. Lingual braces may not be for patients in need of severe orthodontic treatment. Schedule a consultation to find out if lingual braces are your orthodontic solution.
In Leamington, Kingsville and Chatham-Kent Ontario, we are excited to offer custom braces and Invisalign to teens and adults!