The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.
Self-ligating brackets utilize (sliding-door) technology known as "self-ligation" that allow the wires to slide back and forth within the bracket. No elastic or steel ties are used with self ligating brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, self ligating braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.