Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene, as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it’s invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Please visit our Invisalign page to learn more about.
Orthodontic treatment is no longer reserved for teens! At Clark Orthodontics, we understand the needs of adults and offer treatment plans that take into consideration several factors including the diagnosis, the oral health of the patient, if the patient had any previous orthodontic treatment prior, the patient’s age, cosmetic goals, and lifestyle. We offer a wide variety of treatment options perfect for treating adult patients including more discreet appliances, offer faster results, and are more comfortable than ever before. Remember that healthy teeth can be moved to their optimal location at any time!