Types of Braces
Offering A Range of Solutions
Orthodontics have evolved greatly in the past couple of decades and now offer options that were unthinkable until now. Today’s orthodontics offer more types of braces than ever before and Dr. Randy Gittess is at the forefront of these advancements offering all the latest treatment options to his patients in Winter Springs and Oviedo FL.
Generally the different types of braces can all be grouped together into two distinct types – attached and removable braces. Each types has its own set of pros and cons and an orthodontist can help you make the right choice.
There are only a few leading systems of braces out there, but nonetheless, choice is plentiful. Gittess Orthodontics offers metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, Invisalign braces, Damon braces, 3M braces, self-ligating braces, clear braces.
Beyond their traditional color, the only thing traditional about these braces is that you can see them. Contemporary braces are made of super strong metal alloys derived from the space program. Their strength allows them to be the smallest of all braces and therefore the most comfortable. Their density makes them ultra slippery so teeth move faster than they ever have before. Today’s braces, in combination with other high tech materials mean fewer office visits to complete treatment.
Invisible braces have become an increasingly popular option for people wanting to straighten their teeth without going public. The options here are either Invisalign or Lingual Braces.
Invisalign braces are virtually invisible. These are custom made alignment trays created from molds of your teeth. Multiple retainers are produced to achieve teeth alignment. Some call these the Cadillac of braces.
Lingual braces are invisible, because they are attached to the back side of your teeth. These are also more expensive than traditional metal braces, but have a clear advantage when it comes to preserving the look of your smile.
Apart from these two top systems, you also have a choice semi-visible systems which have transparent elements, but are still attached to your teeth and have roughly the same shape as metal braces. These are ceramic braces (less visible than metal) and some clear braces offered by different manufacturers such as 3M.