TYPES OF APPLIANCES (BRACES, CLEAR ALIGNERS):
There are many options to align teeth, change the bite, change smile characteristics (gum exposure in the smile, shapes of the dental arches, relationships of the teeth to the lip line,etc)
Fixed Appliances (cemented to the teeth)
These are the most common types. they are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.
There are different forms of these ranging from:
– Damon brackets (they have small mechanical doors)
– Sport shaped braces (footballs, soccer balls, etc)- actual braces are in the shape of sport balls.
Here at Affordable Braces, we offer all varieties of braces.
These are most popular with adults and some teenagers because of their clear appearance.
These are stainless steel braces that are covered with a 24-karat gold plating.
Lingual Braces (tongue side braces)
Removable Clear Aligners:
Here at Affordable Braces, with the experience and innovation that I am able to provide (and which I teach at UNLV orthodontic residency), clear aligner can be used in conjunction with elastic bands (rubber bands) and other aids to correct many types of orthodontic problems!
About the Author: Cal Heinrich
Dr. Heinrich has decades of experience in the clinical practice of orthodontics. You can learn more about Dr. Heinrich on Google.