Traditional metal brackets or “twin” brackets are the most commonly used type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, twin brackets straighten your teeth using a sequence of wires that are “tied-in” to the brackets using elastic bands. With twin brackets, you have the option of adding colored elastics for a more unique and colorful smile during your treatment!
Self-ligating brackets are made from the same materials as twin brackets, but these brackets use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide the teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of friction on the wire and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.
A popular option with our adult patients, ceramic or clear braces, allow for the patient to receive all the benefits of traditional braces with the added benefit of the brackets being essentially invisible to the eye. Effective, comfortable and discreet.