TYPES OF BRACES

Braces: For many, this can only mean traditional metal braces. After all, what else is there? Well, we hope you are about to be pleasantly surprised. Our Jacksonville orthodontist offers you many different options, each one offering its own, very special features. Read below to learn more about some of the types of braces used at our Jacksonville orthodontics practice.

METAL BRACES

These are the most common type of braces used at our practice, and when you picture braces, these are the closest to what you imagine. However, they are quite different from what they were even ten years ago. Modern metal braces are made from high-grade stainless steel, and they are smaller and more comfortable than they once were. While there are many other options, these braces still tend to be the most affordable and the most effective for most orthodontic issues.

GOLD BRACES

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At our Jacksonville orthodontics practice, we love a good twist on the classics. Gold braces are metal braces that have been coated with 24-karat gold. This gives them a softer look that many patients prefer to the silver finish of metal braces. While there are no medical benefits over the use of metal braces, we think that if gold braces make you feel better about the way you look, then you should have them.

CERAMIC BRACES

Much like gold braces, there is no medical benefit to choosing them over metal braces. However, they are much less visible, making them an ideal choice for those who require treatment, but don’t want to be too obvious about it. These braces are made from a clear material that blends in with the surface of the teeth. However, they are more fragile than other types of braces, so we only use them with patients who are old enough to be careful with them.

INVISALIGN®

In terms of aesthetically pleasing orthodontic treatment, you cannot do better than Invisalign. Our Jacksonville orthodontics loves using this treatment for mild to moderate orthodontic conditions as it eliminates all the downsides of orthodontic care. While it isn’t for everyone, it does work well for the majority of conditions.

INVISALIGN® TEEN

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Living in Jacksonville or Windy Hill? Let Invisalign® Teen help perfect your smile using clear aligners so your teenage memories can be captured with confidence! Invisalign Teen aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. You can still eat and drink what you want. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth, and there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.

LINGUAL BRACES

If you are not a candidate for Invisalign but you still need invisible treatment, lingual braces are the answer. These braces are placed on the tongue side of the teeth, making them invisible to those around you. As an added benefit, they are custom made for you, so you get a truly tailored fit.

Which braces are right for you? Only our Jacksonville orthodontist can decide. Schedule you initial consultation to learn more.

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