Braces

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Braces

Braces are commonly used to align the teeth. Although there are several types of braces, they all work in a similar way. This brief guide will educate you on the different kinds of braces available today.

When one thinks of braces, almost automatically we go to the large metal pieces that fit over our teeth. Thankfully, modern dental technology has made these so they are slightly less visible. Our dentist will consult with you if these are the right course of action for you.

Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces in design and size. However, instead of metal brackets and wires, they feature clear brackets that blend in better with your teeth and are less noticeable while retaining their durability, stain resistance, and function. Some even have tooth-colored wires as well. Ceramic braces are well suited for many patients who do not have severe misalignments. Your orthodontist will let you know if you're a good candidate after they examine your teeth. 

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Damon Clear Braces

Damon Clear Braces are clear, discrete braces that straighten your teeth with less treatment time than conventional braces.  They are designed for accurate tooth movement and long-lasting results without the need for elastic ties and painful tightening.

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Damon Metal Braces

Damon metal braces are similar to traditional braces, but instead of having brackets that tighten, Damon braces use a slide mechanism that moves naturally with the teeth as they realign. This makes them more comfortable, better looking and able to provide strong results in a shorter time.

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Myobrace

The Myobrace® System is a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth, often without the need for braces or extraction of teeth, unlocking natural growth and development. Treatment is best suited to children aged 3 to 15 and involves using a series of removable intraoral appliances that are worn for one to two hours each day and overnight while sleeping.

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Self-Ligating Braces

Self-litigating braces are similar to traditional braces, but they use special clips and brackets to hold the teeth in place rather than elastic, rubber bands or metal ties. The clips allow greater tooth movement, reducing the discomfort sometimes associated with traditional orthodontics.

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