are the most common appliance orthodontics used to correct alignment issues. For some, they are a welcomed rite of passage, bringing the hope of a better smile before high school. For others, it means covering smiles until they come off.
Because they are getting smaller and more efficient, you may have more choices than you think. Dr. William Arana DDS
will review the different types of available brackets
) and recommend the most effective and comfortable option for you.
Brackets are usually bonded to each tooth with an orthodontic adhesive. Molar brackets are sometimes bonded to the tooth and sometimes attached to a band which is fitted to the specific anatomy of the tooth. The brackets (braces) are connected to each other by an arch wire held in place by "O" rings (available in a variety of colors) or spring clips
If you want
straighter teeth, but are concerned about how it will look, you may want to
consider clear braces
. Clear braces are an alternative to metal braces and
Commonly known as ceramic
or tooth-colored dental braces, porcelain dental braces are one
of several types of orthodontic braces designed to fit different lifestyles.
Porcelain dental braces
help hide the fact you're wearing braces by blending in
with your teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, porcelain brackets are made
from a glass-like composite material that appears translucent, allowing your
teeth to shine through.
Call Dr. William Arana DDS today to get the smile you want!