Types of Braces

Metal Braces

The most common type of braces are traditional metal braces. Over the years when people think of braces they imagine metal braces.

Why are they the most popular?

The cost of metal braces are most affordable and most durable. All Orthodontist can guide you through the treatment of metal braces.

Why do people choose to not have traditional metal braces?

Once metal braces are placed on your teeth a discoloration of the enamel can be caused from the bonding material used. There are many dental patients that are concerned with the aesthetic or cosmetic look of the metal braces.

Colorful orthodontic bands can be placed to create a decorative look. Please contact Dr. Kim Gee's team for an orthodontic dental consultation.

Ceramic Clear Braces

Another type of popular braces are Ceramic Clear Braces. Over time orthodontist have produced an alternative to the traditional "metal mouth" braces.   

Why do dental patients choose ceramic braces?

This type of braces look more like your natural teeth. The cosmetic
look makes them more appealing, especially for teenagers. Ceramic braces are less noticeable than traditional braces.

Why would someone not choose Ceramic Clear Braces?

The primary concern is usually cost. This type of braces are more expensive.
Unfortunately, ceramic clear braces are not as durable as traditional metal
braces either.

To find out if ceramic braces would be a good choice for you please contact
Dr. Kim Gee's team for an orthodontic dental consult.   

Gold plated "nickle free" braces

Gold plated "nickle free" braces are very similar to traditional metal braces. They are not as common but are sometimes an ideal choice.

Why would a dental patient choose gold plated braces?

If there is an allergy to nickle your orthodontist may suggest this type for braces. This will be the best option for you. Also, some people may find the color of gold more appealing than silver metal braces. 

If this is a concern of your, please contact Dr. Kim Gee's team for an orthodontic dental consult.

Invisalign

Finally, there is a Invisalign. This type of braces have become highly popular amongst dental patients because of there clear removable retainers.

Why would someone prefer Invisalign?

When a person is concerned with appearance, this is the most desired type of braces. Having the clear removable retainers, it is also easier to maintain optimal oral health.

Why is Invisalign not ideal for every patient?

Only minor orthodontic treatment is ideal for Invisalign. Patients will not get the best result when having complicated orthodontic problems. Although, most people would like to utilize this type of braces, it will not always be the most efficient and effective treatment for them.

To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign, please contact Dr. Kim Gee's
team for an orthodontic dental consult.

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