Types of Braces
Traditional metal braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and custom archwires.
With metal braces, you have the option of adding coloured elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colourful smile.
Clear (Ceramic) Braces
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have aesthetic concerns.
While they're visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene. Ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth, also because the lower teeth are usually less visible.
Damon braces are very similar to traditional metal braces, but rather than elastic ties, they utilise a sliding-door technology that’s commonly known as “self-ligation.” This allows the wire of your braces to slide back and forth within the bracket to provide less friction, greater comfort, and the same effective treatment.