Traditional braces are composed of brackets bonded to the teeth and held together through wires that, over time, serve to pressure the teeth into a straighter position. Though metal braces were the most common type of aligners for decades, advances in orthodontics offer an array of options that give patients more aesthetically pleasing, and more comfortable, alternatives to attaining effective results.
Although many patients hesitate before selecting metal braces due to their appearance on the teeth, the fact is that they are still an extremely effective orthodontic technique. Metal braces can also be more cost-effective than other treatments, and they can be an ideal choice for patients with severely misaligned teeth.
Clear and Ceramic Braces
If you are concerned about the effect that orthodontic treatment may have on your appearance, clear or ceramic braces may be a good choice for you. These advanced options are less likely to be noticed than traditional metal braces. Clear or ceramic braces are made of stain-resistant materials.
The Alexander LTS orthodontic system is Dr. Pat Cuozzo’s preferred treatment method (instead of the Damon® Braces System) due to its quick results. It allows for rapid movement of the teeth into a more desirable position, and gives Dr. Pat more precise control over the alignment so that the best possible results can be achieved.
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