METAL & CLEAR BRACES
Engineering Straighter Teeth
Traditional orthodontics use steady, gentle pressure in the direction of desired change to correct the position of teeth over time. This allows for better dental hygiene, less risk of damage, a more even bite, and an overall healthier smile.
Stainless steel, titanium, or ceramic brackets are bonded to the tooth. These brackets work as handles to which other components are attached to move your tooth in various directions. A skinny metal wire known as an archwire connects to each bracket. Using tension, our high-tech memory wires place pressure on your teeth to move them into place. Colorful (or clear) elastic bands are stretched to hold the archwires to the brackets. As adjustments are needed, archwires of various diameters are tensioned and ligature elastics are changed.
The Value of Conventional Braces
Traditional orthodontic techniques allow Dr. Taylor to exert more control over how your teeth are straightened. More complex corrections can be made, and because this type of braces can’t be easily removed and are constantly monitored, there is less risk of problems caused by failure to wear the proper aligner for the appropriate amount of time.
We offer two great options made from modern materials with technologically advanced design. The Mini Master Series™ are small, discreet brackets that deliver exceptional results with fewer wire bends, meaning less maintenance needed in our office! The 20/40™ ceramic brackets are even more discreet, as they blend with your natural tooth color.