Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, Mountain View Orthodontics can provide our patients with more options when it comes to wearing braces than ever before. While traditional metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are very popular with teens and adults who are self conscious about wearing braces, along with Invisalign removable aligners, the “braceless” alternative to straight teeth. Dr. Nadim Guirguis will help you determine which treatment option is right for you.
Invisalign Invisible Braces
Clear appliances, such as Invisalign, use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can tell you are wearing those aligners because they are invisible! Invisalign aligners are removable so you are not limited in what you can eat and drink during treatment. Plus… brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
INBRACE Lingual Braces
For patients who don’t like the appearance of traditional braces, Mountain View Orthodontics offers INBRACE behind-the-teeth braces, a discreet look for a straighter smile!
INBRACE combines the effectiveness of conventional braces with the aesthetics of traditional lingual braces and the comfort of aligners. Customized pre-formed “smartwires” are made to fit the smile of each patient – guaranteeing highly individualized and faster orthodontic treatment with less discomfort. Learn more about INBRACE here.
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 teenage and adult patients who have aesthetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene since ceramic braces are larger. Read more about the Damon Clear system, offered at Mountain View Orthodontics.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces used today. They are smaller and more comfortable than ever before and constructed of high-grade space age metal alloys. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.