What Types of Braces Does Carlyle Orthodontics Provides
Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.
Clear braces are made of ceramic (translucent biocompatible material). They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The main drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.
The Invisalign system is a series of clear overlay templates – called aligners. The aligners are generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.