Types of braces

Types of braces

Braces of today have come a long way with new technology and innovative treatment options. They are smaller, more efficient and come in a variety of choices. Here are some of the discreet braces treatments we offer at Eden Orthodontics: 

Fixed metal braces

When most people think of orthodontics, they picture metal braces. Thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, they continue to be an effective treatment option. 

Metal braces are made up of small metal brackets which attach to the front surface of your teeth. These brackets are connected with an archwire, a thin wire that responds to the movement of your teeth. Small elastic bands are then used to put pressure on the archwire to move your 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 than ever. Metal braces are one of the most cost-effective treatment options, and are perfect to give patients with all budgets a straighter smile. 


Clear ceramic braces

Clear ceramic braces work in exactly the same way as metal braces, but with more discreet brackets. This is because the brackets attached to the front surface of your teeth are made from clear, ceramic material. This enables them to blend in with the colour of your teeth so people won't immediately notice you're wearing braces. 

At Eden Orthodontics, we use Clarity AdvanceTM clear ceramic braces. These amazing braces have a number of advantages:

  • The brackets are remarkably small, making them very comfortable to wear.
  • The ceramic material is extremely robust and durable, which means less risk of damage to your braces throughout treatment.
  • They are very discreet and don't interfere with your lifestyle.
  • The ceramic brackets don’t stain, so they'll remain discreet throughout the duration of your treatment. 

Combine these benefits with the fact that clear ceramic braces get great results and it's easy to see why they're a popular choice with many of our patients. 

Ceramic braces

Invisalign® clear aligners

Okay, we realize these aren’t braces, but we’re so excited about our Invisalign treatment that we want to make sure you don’t miss out. Invisalign clear aligners are a set of virtually-invisible smooth plastic trays that are custom made to fit your smile. Treatment is as easy as switching to a new aligner tray every two weeks, so you can take them out for eating, brushing and flossing, sports, music practice, or business meetings. Find out more about this amazing treatment at our Invisalign page


Incognito Lingual Braces

Incognito Lingual Braces are completely hidden from sight. How you may ask? Lingual braces are fitted to the backside of your teeth next to your tongue. Your treatment will be unnoticeable, but your results won’t. 

Incognito is the leading brand of lingual braces and we have achieved great results for our patients with them. This treatment option has a number of advantages, including:

  • Efficient use of 3D robotic technology to customize your treatment.
  • Thin, custom gold alloy brackets for maximum comfort and discretion.
  • A virtually invisible orthodontic treatment. 

With the use of Incognito Lingual Braces, no one will know you are receiving orthodontic treatment. This makes them a great option for our adult patients who have client facing jobs or spend a lot of their time presenting. Incognito brackets are incredibly thin and custom fit to your teeth. Once your mouth has become accustomed to them, they are easy and comfortable to wear.

For less severe cases, we also offer Incognito Express as a fast and effective method to correct the alignment of your front six teeth. 

Lingual braces

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Ready to find out which type of treatment is best for you? Our team would love to help. Book your consultation with us today and start your journey to a beautiful smile with Eden Orthodontics.