Types of Braces
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.
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.
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.
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of aligners that you switch out every 10 days to two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured to gradually shift your teeth into place. Dr. Harrington is Invisalign Certified and has been treating patients with Invisalign since it’s inception. Since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, you know you’ll end up with a smile that truly fits.
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