Types of Braces

We at The Braces Place understand that every patient has different orthodontic needs and desires. That’s why we make it our goal to keep up with the most cutting-edge technology so that we can offer the widest range of effective orthodontics. If you’re looking for braces in Lexington, SC, we encourage you to read about our comprehensive selection of orthodontic treatments.

Metal Braces

colorMetal braces are the most common type of braces – and for a reason too. These are a time-tested and proven way to straighten a patient’s teeth. They’re made of durable, high-quality stainless steel and work by utilizing brackets that are cemented to the front of each tooth. These brackets are all connected by an archwire that helps guide the brackets and the teeth into proper positioning. Modern metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more aesthetically pleasing than braces of the past.

Clear Ceramic Braces

clearClear braces are as efficient and work the same way as metal braces, but there’s one clear difference – these braces’ ceramic brackets are much less noticeable and offer a more discreet treatment. These clear braces are popular amongst adults because of their cosmetic appeal. The only main drawback of ceramic braces is that the brackets are more fragile than the brackets of metal braces.

SPEED System

clearThe SPEED System is a self-ligating device that’s made from nickel titanium. This material will make it easier to operate the opening and closing apertures while also offering you reliability to make sure that your treatment progresses with efficiency and – as you could guess – speed. The self-ligation will cut down on patient discomfort and eliminate the friction used by other appliances. Also, because there aren’t any elastic ties to get in the way, patients find it easier to keep these braces clean.

Inspire

Inspire is similar to clear braces, only it uses a smooth, strong surface created by a heat process and isn’t metal. This is advantageous for patients who have allergies to certain metals. These braces offer much more comfort and they’re virtually invisible, making it a popular treatment amongst adults.

Clarity™

clearClarity braces have a comfortable design along with a translucent appearance. It utilizes a combination of ceramic and metal, making it simultaneously attractive and sturdy. These braces are so durable that many doctors will recommend this kind to patients who play sports. Additionally, the smooth, rounded shape of these braces allow for much more patient comfort.

Invisalign®

invisalignInvisalign utilizes a series of clear, plastic aligners to shift a patient’s teeth instead of using metal wires and brackets. These aligners are generated by computer simulation and custom-fit for a patient in order to gradually move his or her teeth. As suggested by the name, the aligners are practically invisible, allowing for a completely discreet orthodontic treatment. Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign, which is why we encourage you to ask us about it if you’re interested.

Contact Your Lexington, SC Braces Specialists 

If you’re in or near Lexington, SC and looking for braces or other orthodontic treatment, you’ve come to the right place! Please feel free to give us a call at (803) 359-4480 to schedule an appointment with us. If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact us and let us know. We can’t wait to help you through the orthodontic process!