Orthodontics Has Come A Long Way
Metal braces feature brackets which are silver in color. Once attached, braces apply consistent pressure to your teeth, the force of which helps move them into new positions. Subsequent appointments allow your orthodontist to adjust and customize the movement of your teeth to achieve the best smile possible. Thanks to the latest technologies, metal braces are smaller than ever and you can make them colorful and unique with fun and bright colored bands! We have one of the biggest selections of vibrant color choices in Placer County! Metal braces can be very effective at treating extreme overcrowding and allow the orthodontist precise control over degree of tooth movement. Metal braces are also known to be one of the most durable varieties of braces, so they’re well suited to someone with an active lifestyle.
Clear braces, or “tooth colored” braces, are ceramic brackets made of composite materials. They are very strong and generally do not stain. Once attached, braces apply consistent pressure to your teeth, the force of which helps move them into new positions. Subsequent appointments allow your orthodontist to adjust and customize the movement of your teeth to achieve the best smile possible. The bands that hold the archwire on to the ceramic brackets are often white, clear or colors if you so desire. The clear bands can stain if you do not take proper care of them. Your orthodontist will review with you what you should and shouldn’t eat to avoid any unnecessary staining. Although the bands are changed monthly, you won’t have to live with it long.
What’s the benefit of clear braces?
Clear braces are relatively new in practice, with the first effective concept being introduced in 1997, by way of computer technology and the advent of clear plastic aligners. They became widely available in 2000 and shifted the perception of orthodontics for many adults seeking an alternative to more traditional methods.
Ceramic braces offer low profile treatment like clear aligners, but are just as effective as traditional metal braces at moving teeth into position quickly. What distinguishes them from metal braces is that the brackets are made of transparent ceramic, so the braces blend in with your teeth. Ceramic braces may be preferable for adult patients who don’t want their treatment to be so visible.
Get The Best Braces For You With Kineret Orthodontics!
If you need orthodontic treatment, schedule an initial consultation with us by calling (916) 772-5832 or send us an email. Here at Kineret Orthodontics, we’re excited to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!