Types of Braces

Every smile is unique just as every orthodontic patient is unique. As such, My Orthodontist works with each patient that entrusts us with the betterment of their smile individually, finding the best orthodontic treatment plan to meet their needs specifically. With so many different types of braces to choose from, we are able to accommodate your preferences. Just check out below to see the wide variety of orthodontic options that My Orthodontist provides. 

Metal Braces

Metal braces are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by archwire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct position. This form of braces is a classic that keeps with the times. Today’s metal braces continue to be smaller, increasingly comfortable, and more attractive than ever before.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces. The key difference here is that the brackets are clear, not metal, so they are less noticeable. These braces are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic braces are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between visits to your orthodontist.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are made of durable plastic or acrylic material. They effectively straighten teeth without brackets and wires. Clear aligners are customized, comfortable, and removable. To learn whether or not this type of orthodontic treatment is right for you, call us today.

You & Your Orthodontics

With so many types of braces, and other forms of orthodontic treatment like Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, deciding what orthodontic path is right for you can be a tricky thing. Rest assured, though, we are here to help. 

Contact My Orthodontist’s caring staff at either our Lawrenceville, West New York, Deptford, East Orange, or Cherry Hill, NJ orthodontist’s office, or reach out to our Langhorne, PA orthodontist as well. The teams at each of our locations are happy to answer your orthodontic questions or schedule and appointment for a consultation. So, don’t wait. Call us now and begin your journey to a straighter smile!