Different Types of Braces: Which One Is Right for You

You’re ready to start working on your smile, but with so many options, it’s hard to know which treatment will give you the best results. Luckily, your orthodontist is here to guide you. The experts at Scaffidi Orthodontics will help you understand the different types of braces and what each one can do for you.

Different types of braces treatments

Metal braces

Metal braces are the traditional treatment option and are typically made from stainless steel or a combination of titanium and plastic. They are the least expensive braces and use metal brackets held together with a flexible wire. In addition, metal braces can treat more complex cases, such as overbite, underbite, and crossbite.

At Scaffidi Orthodontics, this is typically the go-to treatment for children, as they work well with developing bones and teeth, ensuring a speedy treatment plan. Unlike teens or adults, kids don’t seem to mind the appearance of metal braces and tend to love decorating them with colorful rubber bands at their scheduled check-ups with Dr. Scaffidi.

Clear braces

Ceramic braces are favored for their more aesthetically pleasing appearance since they are made of translucent materials that blend in with your teeth. However, they may require frequent visits to the orthodontist to check the brackets and wires, as the ceramic material is more delicate than the metal brackets and tends to chip more frequently.

Older teenagers and adults who need braces tend to opt for this treatment option, as it provides a more discreet look, helping them feel more confident throughout the process. Since the brackets are more prone to chipping, Dr. Scaffidi doesn’t recommend this option for younger children, who tend to be a bit rowdier with their eating habits.

In-Ovation

The In-Ovation braces system offers several modern and advanced alternatives to traditional braces, which can provide you with greater comfort and speed up your treatment:

  • The In-Ovation R System uses titanium self-ligating brackets that use unique spring-loaded technology to replace the conventional rubber bands and ties that come with traditional braces.
  • The In-Ovation C System is another self-ligating braces treatment; however, this one uses ceramic brackets to offer a more subtle look.
  • The MTM No-Trace System is a cutting-edge “quick clip” technology that provides a great alternative to clear aligners. This treatment best suits patients needing mild alignment, delivering results in as little as six months!

Invisalign

Invisalign braces are a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move your teeth into the desired position. This is ideal for those who don’t want to deal with the bulky wires and brackets that come with traditional braces or for anyone who prefers a less visible solution.

At Scaffidi Orthodontics, we provide Invisalign treatment for teens and adults who wish to have a very inconspicuous treatment. They also offer much more flexibility in your diet, as they don’t involve metal or ceramic appliances that hard and sticky foods can damage.

Different Types of Braces: Which One Is Right for YouBraces for every phase of life

Whether you’re 9 or 49, Scaffidi Orthodontics can provide you with the best braces treatment options for your age and lifestyle. Dr. Scaffidi and his team of specialists will help you understand the pros and cons of each type of treatment so that you can make an informed decision.

So if you’re looking for professional, personalized orthodontic care, contact our office today! We’ll schedule a free consultation to get to know you and your oral needs.