Metal Braces

Made from high-grade stainless steel, remain the most popular type of braces used throughout the country. Dr. MacGinnis and Dr. Baum utilize these metal brackets and arch wires to straighten your teeth. Many patients enjoy having different colors placed on their braces as a means of personal expression and fun. Because it’s so simple to change the colors, feel free to swap them at every visit.

Invisible Braces (Invisalign)

Clear appliances, such as Invisalign, works through a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. Dr. MacGinnis and Dr. Baum work via a computer to construct trays that will move the crooked teeth into the appropriate places. The treatment consists of a series of these clear overlay retainer appliances that your wear for 20-22 hours per day. See our Invisalign tab for more information.

Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear ceramic braces work in the same way as metal braces do; however, they are less visible on your teeth. Ceramic braces would be a great option for older teenagers and adults who would like to minimize the appearance of braces. Like metal braces, they are extremely comfortable to wear and very efficient at moving teeth. The one drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic appointments with certain foods, beverages, and smoking.

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