Types of Braces
Conventional or Stainless Steel Self-ligating Brackets. Traditional, or metal braces, are made of a high-grade stainless steel. Over the years, metal braces have become smaller, making them both more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Metal braces are the most durable type of braces, which makes them the most common.
Esthetic, or Ceramic Self-ligating Brackets. Clear ceramic braces are a great option for patients looking for a more cosmetically appealing way to straighten their teeth. Clear braces are not as durable as metal braces, and are therefore most often used in orthodontic treatment for adults. Interested in clear braces? Talk to Dr. Himelhoch today!