Metal Braces can be silver or golden. The are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. At first, gums and cheek tissue may become irritated, but there are several first aid tricks to deal with the discomfort such as saltwater rinses and applying wax to the metal brackets.
Most traditional metal braces require an elastic O-shaped rubber band, called a ligature, to hold the arch wire onto the bracket. Sometimes metal tie wires (wires that twist around the bracket) are used in place of elastic ligatures.
Metal brackets tend to be less expensive than other types of brackets. And now, choices of colorful ligatures are available in a rainbow of colors to individualize personal style.
Ceramic (Clear) Braces
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are less visible on your teeth than metal braces. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces are generally used on upper teeth rather than on the lower.
Insignia treatment is tailored to each patient. It is calculated to affect each tooth to precisely move each in the most optimal way, resulting in fewer office visits and more precise movements and more comfort. And this results in a reduction in the amount of time one would ordinarily wear braces. These clear, removable aligners fit snugly over the teeth and gradually move them into their desired position. Designed to work best with smiles requiring mild to moderate tooth movements, Insignia Clearguide Express trays are delivered to your doctor in stages to assure treatment progresses on track and on time. Any variance in treatment can be corrected and customized into the next set of aligners before they’re delivered!
Today, an innovative technology – “self-ligating” braces – makes orthodontic treatment less time consuming and more comfortable than ever before.
Proud to be in the forefront of practices around the world offering this great new therapy to our patients, we’d like to invite you to learn more about what this proven orthodontic system has to offer. You’ll see the beginnings of your new smile in the first few weeks of treatment and, in the end, will have a great smile that will last a lifetime.
Part of the innovative Damon System, Damon Clear combines tieless braces with high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with truly spectacular smile results. The philosophy of the Damon System works well with Insignia further taking facial esthetics one step further to provide not only noticeable changes in your smile but also better facial balance and aesthetics for a more youthful look.