What’s Out There?
To understand the treatments we offer, it helps to understand why we use them.
Braces are used to correct issues such as:
- Crooked Teeth
- Protruded Teeth
- Bite Correction
How they work?
To understand how it helps to know what is involved. There are three main components to braces:
- Brackets, attached to each tooth
- Active Clips, clip over the archwire to secure it into the bracket slot
- Archwires, connect each bracket (and essentially tooth) to one another
What are your options?
There are different types of braces available.
Clear, ceramic braces are made of clear, translucent material and are most popular with adult or older patients. They are generally placed on upper teeth only, unless the patient’s bite allows for them to be used on the lower.
Metal braces usually the most familiar to people are the braces commonly used for children and teens.
Lingual braces are metal braces placed on the inside of the upper teeth so they can’t be seen. This type of treatment is limited to adult patients.
At Menai Orthodontics, with both our clear and metal braces options we use the latest technology in self-ligating braces.
They are smaller in dimension than traditional braces which results in less discomfort for you. We can achieve shorter treatment times and fewer appointments.
Great news for you!