Conventional braces are suitable for all patients, from children and teens to adults. At Scott & Jane Orthodontics, we use metal and clear braces to benefit our patients. We’ll discuss the best treatment option for you at your initial consultation.
Traditional metal braces have been used to straighten teeth for decades. They are still an incredibly effective method of orthodontic treatment and are the most common type of braces.
Today’s metal braces are smaller and more comfortable than they used to be! Paired with metal wires and elastic ties to gently move teeth into position, patients love being able to add a pop of color to personalize their smile journey.
BENEFITS OF METAL BRACES
- Tried and true method
- Great results
- Suitable for major and minor orthodontic problems
- Suitable for children, teens and adults
- Achieve straight teeth that last a lifetime (with the use of retainers)
This discreet treatment option means patients can enjoy the benefits of traditional metal braces with a more natural coloring.
Clear or ceramic brackets are made of composite materials. They are very strong and generally do not stain. Adults like to choose clear braces because they “blend in” with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal.
Clear braces are different from Invisalign clear aligners. Clear aligners are pieces of hard plastic that are designed to fit into your mouth like a mouthguard, whereas clear braces use the same system as traditional metal braces.