Types of Braces
Conventional Metal Braces
Conventional metal braces consist of metal brackets that are affixed to the teeth with an adhesive and connected to each other by wire. With the help of periodic tightening every 4-6 weeks by your orthodontist, they apply steady pressure to gradually straighten your teeth and align your jaw.
Translucent (Ceramic) Braces
Ceramic braces have brackets that are made of a tooth coloured ceramic material, allowing them to blend with your teeth. This makes them appear translucent when worn. The overall look of ceramic braces is therefore more understated than that of regular braces with metal brackets.
Lingual Braces – Behind Teeth
Lingual braces have the all of same components and efficacy that conventional braces do, but they’re fixed to the back — or lingual — side of the teeth, facing in toward the tongue. Because they’re behind your teeth, they’re almost impossible to see when you speak, smile, or laugh.
The tiny elastics (or bands) that go around the brackets of your braces come in a whole rainbow of colors. These elastics are changed during your adjustment appointments with your orthodontist every 4 to 6 weeks, so if you like, you can choose a new colour or combination of colours at each visit!
In-Ovation Mini Braces
In-Ovation is a range of low-profile braces options with an understated aesthetic due to their smaller-than-average brackets. In-Ovation braces require fewer visits to the orthodontist for checkups and adjustments because they are 'self-ligating', meaning they tighten themselves.
Invisalign – Clear Aligners
Invisalign clear plastic aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth. They straighten teeth just like braces do, but because of their clear plastic construction, they are difficult to see when worn.