Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
We are excited to offer our patients multiple clear aligner options for them to choose from, and Spark Clear Aligners are another amazing option for patients who want a discreet corrective treatment. Spark Clear Aligners work similarly to Invisalign in the way that they use a series of aligner sets to gradually shift your teeth into the best position for aesthetics and function.
What makes Spark Aligners stand out from the rest of the leading aligner brands is their commitment to clarity, comfort, and efficiency. Spark Aligners are famous for being the clearest aligners available, so our patients benefit from a nearly invisible corrective treatment. While some clear aligners may yellow with time, Spark Aligners maintain their clarity to keep patients smiling through treatment. Additionally, this appliance is made using TruGEN™, an innovative technology designed by experts to be more comfortable and polished.
Surgical orthodontics, also called orthognathic surgery, is corrective jaw surgery performed to remedy skeletal problems that affect the ability to bite, chew and speak.
Surgical orthodontics may be necessary for someone whose upper and lower jaws are out of position. This causes the upper and lower teeth to be unable to fit together; impairing the ability to bite, chew, or speak.
Orthodontic treatment usually comes before orthognathic surgery. The purpose is to align teeth so that they fit correctly after surgery is performed. Orthodontic treatment continues after surgery to bring teeth into their final, optimal positions for better health and function.
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