DIFFERENT TYPES OF BRACES

Our braces options consist of essentially two basic types of brackets, metal and clear. Stainless steel brackets (metal) are the most popular bracket design. Today, they are much smaller and less visible than ever before. These brackets are very efficient at moving teeth.

Our clear brackets are made from a polycrystalline ceramic which has a superior fracture strength compared to similar, earlier designed ceramic brackets. These brackets are completely transparent for a nearly invisible orthodontic experience.

Despite numerous claims that some brackets move teeth better, faster, or give higher-quality results, nearly all claims to be “clinically proven” are unsubstantiated.

More critical than bracket design is proper bracket placement. Improper placement can result in permanent damage to the teeth and less than desirable results. In our office, all orthodontic appliances, including the brackets are placed by Dr. Brad Edgren, guaranteeing consistency and quality of our patients’ final orthodontic outcome.