Types of Braces

Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, Schwartz Orthodontics can provide our patients with more options when it comes to wearing braces than ever before. While traditional metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are very popular with teens and adults who would like to minimize the appearance of the braces, along with Invisalign removable aligners, the “braceless” alternative to straight teeth. Dr. Schwartz will help you determine which treatment option is right for you.

Damon Braces

The Damon System is not just about revolutionary braces and wires, it’s a whole new way of treating patients. Traditional treatment sometimes requires removal of healthy teeth and/or the use of palatal expanders to make space. This approach is often uncomfortable, takes longer, and can leave a narrower arch and a flat profile. The Damon seeks to avoid the removal of health teeth and thus Damon smiles are full, natural 10-tooth smiles achieved with light biologically-sensible forces, and are specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient. Colors on the braces are optional at no charge.

Damon Clear Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on teenage and adult patients who have aesthetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene since ceramic braces are larger. The only drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits with certain foods and smoking.

Ceramic-Braces

Invisalign

Clear appliances, such as Invisalign, use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. Invisalign aligners are removable so you are not limited in what you can eat and drink during treatment. Plus… brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Invisalign