Types of Braces
There are many different types of braces, each suited to a particular type of problem. The best type of brace for you will be advised by the Orthodontist depending on your teeth and your personal needs.
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Invisalign Aligners are clear removable braces which gradually straighten teeth when worn all the time. They are virtually unnoticeable and are good for less severe cases. Click here for more information on invisalign aligners.
Lingual braces are fixed braces which are attached to the back of the teeth rather that the front. This means they are truly invisible so you can continue to smile with confidence throughout treatment. Click here for more information on lingual braces.
Fixed braces are attached to the teeth and cannot be removed by the patient. They can be metal, gold or ceramic (tooth-coloured). We even have some that allow faster tooth movement. Click here for more information on fixed braces.
Removable braces are used on their own for simple problems in younger patients (usually under age 11) or as part of a plan involving fixed braces. Click here for more information on removable braces.
Twin-blocks are a type of functional brace which are used to correct prominent teeth in growing children. They are usually removable, and are often followed with fixed braces. Click here for more information on functional braces.
When treatment is finished retainers are fitted. These are usually clear, removable and worn at night to keep the teeth in the new position. Fixed retainers are often used as well, these are wires attached to the back of the teeth. Click here for more information about retainers.
Inman Aligner and Six Month Smiles
Some treatments are marketed as a fast-treatment option, this includes brand-names like Inman and Six Month Smiles. We understand that faster, competitively priced treatment can seem attractive. Click here for more information about this type of treatment.