The Four Kinds of Braces You Can Choose from When Looking at Orthodontics

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When you’re looking for braces, our team here at Great Big Smiles Orthodontics can help. Whether you’re an adult looking for a solution to straighten your teeth, or a teen considering clear braces or clear plastic aligners, we have the answers to help you make the best choice.

Traditional/Metal Braces
Traditional braces are what most people think of when they think of braces. They have metal brackets glued to the front surfaces of your teeth and connected by metal wires. Over time, the metal appliance will shift your teeth into the smile you have always wanted.

Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces are similar to traditional braces but instead of metal brackets and wires, the brackets and wires are tooth-colored and natural looking.

Invisalign®-Style Braces
Clear plastic aligners, like Invisalign, are almost certainly the most popular braces option for adults now. They use removeable clear plastic trays molded to your teeth to gently align your teeth. Since they’re clear plastic, most people won’t even know you’re wearing them.

Lingual Braces
Lingual braces are the same as traditional braces but instead of having the appliance glued to the outside of your teeth, lingual braces are glued to the inside of your teeth.

To learn more about which braces would be best for you, come visit Dr. Michael Bowen in Scottsdale, Arizona today!