Types of braces
These days, when it comes to orthodontic treatment, patients are spoilt for choice. There is a range of braces available, all of which get great results. At Eden Orthodontics, we are experienced in fitting the following types of braces:
Metal braces are what most people will think of when they think of orthodontics. Small metal brackets are attached to the front surface of the teeth, holding in place an archwire. Elastic bands then complete the system by putting pressure on the archwires to move the teeth into position.
Because of their look, metal braces have been nicknamed ‘train tracks’ but nowadays the technology we use means the brackets are much smaller and less noticeable. They’re also more comfortable to wear. And, despite their appearance, metal braces really do get results.
Using the same technology as metal braces, we also offer clear braces here at Eden Orthodontics. In particular, Clarity Advance clear braces. The difference is that the brackets are made of clear ceramic so they blend in with the colour of your teeth. Clear braces work in exactly the same way as metal braces do, using the archwire and elastic band system, but they’re a more discreet option.
Incognito braces are truly invisible. Fitted to the inside of your teeth Incognito braces use 3D robotic technology to move your teeth. Each brace is custom made from gold alloy for accuracy and maximum comfort. There may be a brief period of discomfort after having these braces fitted but you will quickly adapt and find them comfortable. If appearance is vital, Incognito braces are the most discreet and effective way to get the smile you have always wanted.
Contact us today to find out which type of braces you could benefit from.