The type of the appliance used is based on the needs of the patients.
Metal braces are made of high-quality, hypoallergenic stainless steel. Metal braces are the most commonly used type of brace. The teeth are connected by the orthodontic wire, which moves the teeth into correct positions.
Clear ceramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces. They, however, are less noticeable. They are popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal.
A dental aligner, such as Invisalign®, is a clear vinyl tray that is used to straighten teeth in certain select situations. Tooth movement is accomplished by using a series of trays, which when worn consistently, move your teeth in stages. Dr. Elassal can determine if your case will be ideal to treat with aligners. Please call our office today to schedule your complimentary initial exam appointment.