Types of Braces

Ceramic Braces

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Ceramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Damon® Brackets

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Damon braces were invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. The Damon bracket utilizes (sliding-door) technology known as "self-ligation" that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket.

No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, Damon braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.

Insignia™ Braces

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Insignia braces are a revolutionary custom approach to orthodontics. Braces are generally manufactured for a wide range of patients; however, your smile is just like your fingerprints – there’s not another one like it!

We believe your braces should be custom-tailored to your teeth, your smile, and your treatment plan. With the use of 3-D imaging, Insignia can create precise brackets and wires to better suit your needs, resulting in more comfort and a shorter treatment time.

Invisalign®

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The Invisalign system is a series of clear overlay templates – called aligners – that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.