Types of Braces

With all the lastest innovations and advances in orthodontic treatment, there are now more options for patients who require braces. Along with the classic metal braces we now offer clear braces and removable orthodontic aligners.
 

Clear Braces

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Clear braces are made of a see-through material. Their cosmetic appeal has made them a popular choice. Clear braces are in growing demand but there are a couple of drawbacks because they are a little more fragile and may discolor between visits.

Metal Braces

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Metal braces are made from top quality stainless steel and are smaller, more comfortable and attractive than in the past. These are the classic braces that have evolved over time to be strong and effective treatment appliances.

Damon Braces

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Damon braces are more comfortable for patients because they create less friction. These are metal braces that allow the wire inside the brackets to slide back and forth. This system does not use or require any steel ties or elastic bands. These braces have also been shown to reduce treatment time as well as number of adjustments.

Eating with braces

Good foods to enjoy with braces:

While you must modify your diet during treatment, there are still many things you can enjoy. Here are some examples:
Ice Cream
Cakes and pastries
Soft Cookies
Mini pretzel sticks, thin chips, and crackers
Be sure to brush after these snacks!!

Foods to avoid with braces:

Ice
Raw carrots, apples and corn on the cob
Hard cookies, pizza and bread crusts, tough bagels, hard pretzels and granola bars.
Popcorn, corn chips, nuts, peanut brittle
Beef jerky, ribs, Buffalo wings
Hard candy (Jolly Ranchers, Lifesavers, Mints, Skittles, Starburst)
Sticky Foods:
Caramel and candy apples
Chewy Candy (mild duds, sugar babies, rolos, gummies, Swedish fish, twizzlers, taffy)
Rice Krispy Treats