Traditional metal braces are the most recognized type of braces. These braces are made of high-grade stainless steel and shift your teeth by applying constant gentle pressure using a system of metal brackets and archwires. You may remember traditional metal braces as bulky but today’s metal braces are smaller and more comfortable to use than ever before. If you want to personalize your braces, metal braces allow you to add color elastics.
Clear braces straighten your teeth in the same fashion as traditional metal braces. However, clear braces are preferred because these braces are more discreet due to their clear nature. This type of braces are normally made from ceramic and require a higher level of maintenance to keep clean and free of stains. Ceramic braces are typically used on upper front teeth and are not often recommended for lower teeth.
Invisalign® is a system that employs a series of removable clear aligners to straighten your teeth. This option is the most discreet because the aligners are virtually invisible on the teeth while they are being worn! The clear aligners are customized for each patient, ensuring the perfect comfortable fit that is free of wires. You can remove your Invisalign clear aligners to eat your favorite snacks or play a musical instrument. We invite you to visit our Invisalign page to learn more.
Orthodontic treatment is a great option for anyone who wants to smile with pride, including adults of any age. At Clark Orthodontics, we recognize that adults have differing needs from teens and children. When we design a treatment plan for an adult patient, we factor in the diagnosis, the oral health of the patient, any prior orthodontic treatment, the patient’s age, visual smile goals, and the patient’s daily routine. We have the best appliances to meet the needs of our clients including treatment options that are discreet, effective, deliver predictable results, and are comfortable to use! Remember that it is never too late to work on yourself and your smile!