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There are many different types of braces available, and more than one of them may be suitable for your particular type of treatment. The type of braces that are proposed for you individually will take many different things into account such as age, proposed length of treatment, severity of your particular case and to some extent, your aesthetic requirements.
These are the type of braces you most commonly see people wearing. Small metal attachments or brackets are bonded to the front of the teeth and are joined together with fine metal wires. They are affectionately called train-tracks. These braces are the most sophisticated available and may be the only way that a severe problem can be corrected by the orthodontist.
Ceramic BracesThese are a form of fixed brace which is bonded to the front of the teeth. Instead of the traditional metal attachments, the brackets are made of a tooth coloured or clear ceramic material. These braces are not quite as strong as metal ones and are not suitable for every type of correction. Ceramic braces as quite unobtrusive though they tend to be about 10% more expensive than metal braces with treatment times a bit longer.
This type of proprietary treatment involves wearing a series of nearly invisible plastic aligners on the teeth. Teeth are moved in a series of short steps with each aligner being worn 23 hours a day for 2-3 weeks. Certain types of problems are not suitable for treatment with Invisalign such as very large overbites, jaw problems and very severe crowding. Our orthodontists have extensive experience using Invisalign and will be able to advise you on your suitability.
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These braces are worn behind the teeth - on the inside and may be stuck to the teeth in the traditional way.
They have the advantage of being nearly invisible but can be difficult to wear - being an irritant to the tongue.
These braces may be appropriate for use in only some types of orthodontic corrections.
Incognito™ Orthodontic Braces are a unique choice because patients can smile with confidence both during and after treatment. Placed on the back side of the teeth, Incognito Orthodontic Braces are completely hidden from view. Incognito Orthodontic Braces are also 100% customized to meet the unique orthodontic prescription of every patient. Customization can lead to a more convenient and comfortable treatment experience.